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[aprssig] APRS talk in Los Alamos?

Tim N9PUZ tim.n9puz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 18:47:03 UTC 2011


When this all gets finalized PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put a date on the 
document and start out with something to the effect of "These are the 
recommended settings to be used from <date> forward."

One of the worst things about APRS is all the versions of information 
you find on the Internet that give you no clue as to when they were written.

Tim N9PUZ

On 8/31/2011 1:25 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>>> The recommendation to use W2-2...
>
>> Please don't beacon "Use W2-2"...  People will enter
>> exactly that on non-Kenwood rigs or S/W and create a mess.
>> Spell it out:  Beacon "Use WIDE2-2" for those areas.
>
> I understand your point, but I think there are several points that should
> mitigate any problems:
>
> 1) The goal here is Standardization (see #2)
> 2) Which then fully embraces EDUCATION (See #1)
> 3) We already use "W2" as the code to tell users to use 2 hops in the area
> 4) We had used "W2, SSn-N. ..." to fit in the 10 byte radio line display
> 5) The new "W2-2 SSn-N..." still fits in the 10 byte window.
> 6) If a user puts in exactly "W2-2" as a path then his packets go now where
> and so he is only a QRM source to his surrounding vew miles and eventually
> he will learn it does not work.
>
> And finally, this can be used as a good time to get out and get ALL the
> digis updated and then an initiative to EDUCATE.
>
> By the way, in those areas where W1-1 is not receomended due to the KPC3 8.2
> DUPE problem this does not preclude putting up a local fill-in digi using
> any-ol' TNC and simply setting its alias to "WIDE2-2".  It will at least
> provide local coverage in its own footprint to passing W2-2 mobiles (though
> the packet will go no further).
>
> I hope that calms your fears?
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
>
>
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