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[aprssig] 30M APRS and digipeaters...

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 12 15:37:19 UTC 2012


Yes, I agree fully.  We never want digipeating on HF.  It just adds QRM to
everyone and cuts throughput in HALF on an already slow channel.  Now if I
was SINKING and in a MAYDAY situation, then I might digipeat, because in an
emergency ANYTHING might help even though it does IMPACT everyone else.  

But ONLY in emergencies.  Othwewise the recommendation for APRS packet was
NO DIGIPEATING.

Thanks for bringing this up.
Bob, WB4aPR

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Moulding
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:21 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 30M APRS and digipeaters...

On 12/07/12 07:14, Stephen H. Smith wrote:

>
> To add to this mess, the author of the new APRS-over-digimodes
> PSK/GMSK/MFSK16 program "APRS Messenger" has hardwired a digipath
> setting of WIDE2-1 into the program. You can toggle the digipeater
> function on or off,   and you can toggle the WIDE2-1 hop on or off in
> your own transmissions (there's a check box "Digipeat Me") -- BUT -- you
> can't change the digipeat path setting!    This is further encouraging
> newcomers to try to use digipeating on HF.

Hi Stephen,

I didn't realise that this was a problem for you. I'll add the feature
to change the setting in the next version.

73,

Chris, G4HYG


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