[aprssig] UI-View info and question question about path

Dennis Hudson n2lbt at spamcop.net
Fri Apr 1 12:00:15 EST 2005

I had wondered where that default of RELAY,WIDE3-3 was coming from on 
Ui-View stations. I can't see why people would follow this in an area 
like the NorthEast where there are hundreds of stations literally 
fighting to get into the network. Reports of broken stations and D700s 
come in all the time, probably to blame is some yahoo WX station in 
Central Mass is using RELAY,WIDE3-3 every 10 minutes hogging the 
network from Utica to Bangor.

I would suggest <Directed>,WIDE for fixed and WIDE2-2 for mobiles in 
our area. And we aren't nearly as heavily populated as Metro areas of 
NY, MA, CT and NH. I don't know what the answer is for them, but I wish 
they wouldn't clog our network hundreds of miles away with their 

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Albany, NY

On Mar 31, 2005, at 9:40 PM, John Johnson wrote:

> Just to let the group know what is being sent out to new UI-View 
> users. So is RELAY,WIDE2-2 a bad path?
> John Johnson

> Below are a few guide lines to follow before you get started using 
> UI-View32 and entering into the world of APRS.  Also, whether or not 
> your using UI-View32 the "New n-N Paradigm" parameters apply to ALL 
> facets of APRS hardware and software alike.
> If you're an old hat with ARPS or just getting your feet wet the first 
> time, please do NOT use the the UNPROTO paths suggested in the UI-VIEW 
> "HELP file" (F1). These settings pertain to Europe and aborad.  Never 
> ever
>  use RELAY,WIDE,WIDE or RELAY,WIDE,WIDE,WIDE!  This creates way to 
> much QRM on the channel (144.390). In other words we in the ARPS 
> community and Digipeater owners do NOT wish to see stations digipeated 
> 200+ times across the country.
> Using these type of settings will hender Emergency type of 
> communications when the need arises. Because these stations are 
> congesting the Network with useless and unnecessary UNPROTO paths. 
> Please use the following settings for Mobile stations:
> For fixed stations use:
> Use the nearest digipeater APRS,XX#XXX-10,WIDE2-2 or 
> APRS,XX#XXX-10,WIDE3-3 (replace XX#XXX-10 with nearest digipeater 
> callsign)). If you do not know what the nearest digipeater is, then 
> use the mobile

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