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[aprssig] APRS talk in Los Alamos?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Aug 31 18:50:26 UTC 2011


On 8/31/2011 1:10 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> Tom,
>
> EXCELLENT explanation!
>
> Now would this problem go away if people used the WIDE2-2 path in that area
> instead of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1??  I think so, because then the DUPE filter would
> work on the 2nd hop?
>
> If this fixes it, then our goal would be to get ALL such OLD KPC-3's to have
> a BEACON that says something like: "Use W2-2."  Especiall in an area whre
> most of the TNC's have this problem?
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
>


This is exactly what the beacons say on all the Los Angeles-area digi beacons: 
"  "WIDE2-2 Is Best Path in SoCal".

Here the issue is discouraging WIDE1-1 fill-ins on the ground, since the 
5,000-7,000-foot-high mountain tops can be hit directly from pretty much 
anywhere in greater Los Angeles area in a single hop.

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