[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Nov 1 08:59:16 EST 2004

>>It is easier to put up an IGate than a digi.
>>Let FINDU show [a warning] on any path longer than 3.
>>... Bob

>That's great, until you get into the desert where you 
>need 4 hops just to get to the next live user.

No problem, Its RF, use as many hops as required in your
area for human to human comms..  That is what APRS is for.
What FINDU does with it should not be a big deal to those

At 10:11 AM 10/27/2004, Bill Vodall wrote:
> >
> > "This position arrived at FINDU via a path that is generally
> > considered  too long in most areas and therefore 
> > inappropriate in most cases on the APRS RF system."
>Path is too long for where?   A path that's too long for Seattle
>is appropriate and necessary in Montana.   It's a regional problem.
>Going beyond manually enter hop counts to "pseudo paths" like
>LOCAL, REGION and WORLD (or whatever...) would allow the
>local systems to handle the packets and the users wouldn't have to
>worry about this trivia.   It's time to get past this minutiae and
move on.
>Bill - WA7NWP

         YEAH!  WHAT HE SAID!!!

         7 3

Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico  DM84jk

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