[aprssig] WB2PAY email RXCD, CFG file sent...

Matthew Willis mattwillis at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 13:00:38 CST 2013


Fair enough.  Thanks for the clarification.


On Feb 19, 2013, at 12:14 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 
> 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.
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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 
>>     <http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths> 
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