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[aprssig] Clarification on Wide 1 digi characteristic please

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 2 04:24:37 UTC 2010



Mike,

You appear to have figured out quite a bit, so I don't know if it will help, but you might get something from my Beginner Guide (link below)

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--- On Mon, 3/1/10, Michael Singewald <msingewald at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Michael Singewald <msingewald at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Clarification on Wide 1 digi characteristic please
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 12:05 PM
> My APRS call is N1PLH-7 and I am in the
> zipcode of 06855.  I believe that I may be able to receive
> a Wide 2 digi if I were using a mobile or base, however, I
> am only using a portable VX-8DR at the moment and I hear the
> local Wide 1 digi (WX1CT) just fine.
> 
> 
> I am still just learning how to interpret paths as shown on
> APRS.fi and on my radio.  I am not even sure how determine
> which digis are Wide 1 or 2.  I can check for paths that
> they might be included in and see if there call is in the
> first or second slot, but is that the best way?
> 
> 
> So, I need to know how I can tell which type of digi is
> which (Wide 1 or 2), and then how I can see if I can hear
> that particular station directly.  Or, am I going about
> this all wrong to try and understand the network in my
> area?
> 
> 
> Another thing, I Gates are nice, but I am a bit of an RF
> snob and it is too bad a couple of the local stations are
> only I Gates that receive.  As I drive through these areas,
> my radio hears nothing, but my packets are making it to the
> internet only.
> 
> 
> Thanks again.
> 
> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:13:11 -0500
> 
> From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> 
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Clarification on Wide 1 digi
> characteristic
> 
>         please
> 
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> 
> Message-ID: <4B89C327.8070201 at homeside.to>
> 
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> 
> 
> Actually, I believe you did figure it out.  Everything you
> stated is
> 
> correct, even to the point of the WIDE1*,WIDE2* even though
> most of the
> 
> time you'll never actually see a packet presented that
> way.  Only the
> 
> right-most * (means used) matters.  Digis will only look
> beyond the last
> 
> used hop when making decisions.  The WIDE1,WIDE2* packet
> has been
> 
> completely used up and will not be digi'd any more.
>  In point of fact,
> 
> you really don't want it to be digi'd any more
> because that would
> 
> unnecessarily fill the channel without much gain.
> 
> 
> 
> May I ask why you can't hear the WIDE2?  What's
> your callsign so we can
> 
> eyeball the area we're talking about.
> 
> 
> 
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> 
> 
> 
> Michael Singewald wrote:
> 
> > I am in an area that cannot receive a Wide 2 digi,
> however, a Wide 1
> 
> > digi is.  My question is, if a user's packet is
> picked up by only
> 
> > another Wide 1 digi, then repeated by a Wide 2 digi
> that my local Wide
> 
> > 1 digi hears, will my local Wide 1 digi repeat that
> packet?
> 
> >
> 
> > The original packet would be sent via Wide 1-1, Wide
> 2-1, so the first
> 
> > Wide 1 digi would send the packet as Wide 1*, Wide
> 2-1, right?
> 
> >
> 
> > If so, does that mean that the Wide 2 digi would send
> it as Wide 1*,
> 
> > Wide 2* and therefore that packet would not get
> repeated by and other
> 
> > Wide 1 digi's?
> 
> >
> 
> > I have read a bit at the aprs.org <http://aprs.org> site, but I
> 
> > couldn't figure this one out.  Thanks for any
> help.
> 
> 
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