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[aprssig] New Symbol for FILL-IN digis?

steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Mon Oct 10 21:32:22 UTC 2011


2 of the Stations running T are myself G6UIM and my better half M6AKN.
obviously I missunderstood. I will change M6AKN tonight to S and G6UIM
in the next few days

Steve
G6UIM

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Subject:[aprssig] New Symbol for FILL-IN digis?

 Generally we have three New-N paradigm DIGI types:

 "S" type support: WIDEn-N and SSn-N
 "1" type support: WIDE1-1 only
 ??? several legacy types such as "T" Paccoms

 But F8ARO suggests that a fill-in could also support the less used
path of SSn-N and TEMPn-N without adding normal QRM to the channel
but that it could help out at other times. 

 I think this is a good idea. And the name of such a fill-in
digipeater that supports 1-1, TEMPn-N and SSn-N woiuld best be
identified by the overlay "T". But "T" is already in use by about 35
digipeaters in the world. But I suspect that many of these are NOT
Legacy PACCOMMM's and are just using the "T" for "trace" which is
obsolete.

 I do not hafve time to research this, but if anyone on this list
would like to contact these digi owners and see if any of them are
old Legacy PacComms and let us konw. That use of "T" was proposed in
2004 as a way to mark these old obslete digis until they could be
replaced. 

 It is now time to move on.

 So lets root out any old PacComms and see if any still exist. And if
not, then we can move on and re-use the overlay "T" for this new more
capable fill-in.

 Here is the global list of existing "T" digis. Lets find out about
each one and identify the PacOComm's (the only valid use of "T" to
date.

 Here is the FINDU.COM list of all existing "T" digis:
 http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=Tpound&limit=200

 If you can find out about these, let me know.

 Bob, WB4APR

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