[aprssig] APRS on RF?

Dennis Hudson n2lbt at spamcop.net
Thu Apr 14 09:58:16 EDT 2005

 >I'll fix it

But this is a good point Bill. It might be a situation in other 
locations, but I watch this network like a hawk. Ask anybody that tried 
to run anything more than 4 hops. I'm all over them like a fly on you 
know what. Some of the digi ops have written scripts that page them if 
they don't hear an ID in 1 hour or more.

If there was a real problem we could setup a temporary digi somewhere 
with that callsign, or even throw that callsign into one of the ui-digi 
calls on another local. There is probably enough overlap for that to 
work in 75%+ of the users. Hence the trouble with generic first hops 
around here. We have been quite lucky and count uptimes in months not 
days around here. In this case I feel the advantage of running a 
directed first hop and the geometrical savings of wasted bandwidth out 
weighs the slight chance a digi will be unavailable.

On Apr 14, 2005, at 1:29 AM, Bill Vodall WA7NWP wrote:
>> We recommend <DIRECT>,WIDE (2 hops) here. Our Aloha circle is
>> approximately 75 miles. I don't see how Bob's plan effects us. It
>> really doesn't make sense to me as a home station should use their
>> local digi + one hop.
> What happens when the local digi dies?  Murphey will see that's
> exactly what happens just when you need it the most.
> Better a couple extra packets then to completely lose communications
> when you need it.
> Bill

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Albany, NY

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