[aprssig] NetNodes, the future

Phillip B. Pacier ad6nh at arrl.net
Wed Dec 29 12:16:57 EST 2004

Using LinkN-n is not really a problem as long as the digis also suppport 
the standard RELAY and WIDE paths.  This way, the extra tools are there 
if needed, but for dumb trackers and mobile operations, we can just 
leave it alone.

Phil - AD6NH

Chris Rose wrote:

>  Hello,
>  I set my Kenwoods to RELAY,WIDE,WIDE.  I haven't tried to set them 
> for RELAY,WIDE2-2.  Now, with the changes to LinkN-n, etc. for 
> whatever expressway you drive, it is more complicated than ever.  If 
> someone can write me personally to help clear the mud on this issue, I 
> would greatly appreciate it.  I am very confused on that issue.   If 
> different regions of the country all set different parameters, you 
> have to keep setting your rigs over and over depending on how far you 
> travel and or where you travel. Hopefully I am not making it out to be 
> more than it is but I won't know how to set my radio up for trips now.
>  Thanks,
>  Chris
>  ----- Original Message -----  From: "Phillip B. Pacier" <ad6nh at arrl.net>
>  To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>  Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:33 AM
>  Subject: Re: [aprssig] NetNodes, the future
>  > AE5PL Lists wrote:
>  >
>  >>  RELAY,WIDE is KISS.
>  >>RELAY,WIDE2-2 is KISS.  I352-2,I302-2, etc. is not KISS.  Making
>  >>connections via AE5PL-10 from a mobile (or any other station) is not
>  >>KISS.
>  >>
>  >>
>  > I'm in agreement here.  One of my biggest complaints over the years of
>  > travelling with my D7 in my truck is that I generally have to 
> adjust my
>  > path at several points along my trip to get it to work correctly.
>  > Because Southern California currently does not support RELAY or WIDE
>  > (I'm working to get that changed), I have to run WIDE2-2 in my mobile
>  > here.  But, if I travel north or east, I may need to change to 
> RELAY or
>  > WIDE at some point along the trip.  As a mobile station, I want to set
>  > RELAY,WIDE and be done with it and not have to worry about changing it
>  > at any point.  The other advantage over using RELAY,WIDE is that if 
> the
>  > digis are set properly (and most of them are), the digi callsign
>  > replaces the RELAY and/or the WIDE and you can see your packet path
>  > later.  This is not happening with XXXXn-N.
>  >
>  > 73
>  > Phil - AD6NH
>  > http://www.aprsca.net
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