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Tue Feb 19 11:14:05 CST 2013
Very well explained, Stephen, as usual. I hope my Beginner Guide does as well.
and...Yes. My understanding is that Matthew actually has it backwards. In the boonies you want the WIDE1-1 to insure you reach the ocassional fill-in Digi. With only WIDE2-1 any fill-in is mute and you are "invisible" when only covered by it.
73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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--- Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
That Matthew Willis wrote:
> > Here in Upstate NY the digis tend to be found mostly
> > around cities, with the occasional ham running one
> > out in the boonies.
> > I run WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 locally, and WIDE2-2 when ...
> > out where I know the coverage is sparse.
> > Running WIDE1-1 only seems too short, at least to me,
> > and I'm considering Upstate NY as "out east".
And responded with:
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 or WIDE2-2 both yield two digipeater hops.
> However using only WIDE2-2 rules out using any local
> home fill-in digipeaters that might be in the area.
> Low-level home digis ONLY respond to WIDE1-1.
> On the other hand, true wide-area digis respond to
> either WIDE1-1 or WIDE2-n.
> The WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path is universal -- it will
> take advantage of any low-level fill-ins that
> might be present, but both hops can be processed
> by "big" digis if no fill-ins are present.
> A straight WIDE2-2 will be processed ONLY
> by high-elevation true wide-area digipeaters.
> You are NOT going to "get out" any better by
> forfeiting the possible help of a fill-in digi.
> Full details on digipeater path logic is here on my website:
> "APRS 101" Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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