[aprssig] Should a digipeater digi a message sent to itself?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Mar 20 16:08:10 CDT 2012

That's done with the path, not addressing the digi as an APRS message 

KA2DDO>APJYC1,DIGIA,DIGIB,DIGIC:<packet payload here>

should certainly be digipeted first by A, then B, then C.


KA2DDO>APJYC1,WIDE2-1::DIGIA    :<Message body here>

should still be digipeated by DIGIA if it is configured to respond to an 
unused WIDE2 path.

The question comes down to what Andrew means by "designated destination 
station".  I've never heard a path component referred to as that, but 
I've certainly heard similar words in the context of an APRS message packet.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 3/20/2012 4:54 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:
> Yes
> If u address a packet at a digi yes
> How else can u force a packet to go via digia digib digic path
> Sent from my iPhone
> Andrew Rich
> On 21/03/2012, at 5:41, "Andrew P. "<andrewemt at hotmail.com>  wrote:
>> Looking at the digipeat storm I was just involved in, I was wondering: should a digipeater repeat a packet or message addressed specifically to that digipeater?
>> My station was configured as a WIDE1-1 digi, so it might have repeated the queries and responses it got back (though it shouldn't because the other digi should have decremented the SSID of the alias to zero). Regardless, should it have recognized that it was the designated destination station for the packet and not digipeated the packet again even if the packet would have otherwise been digipeated?
>> Do other digipeaters recognize when they are the destination and not just a relay?
>> Just curious.
>> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
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