[aprssig] How to digi 6x in the New APRS world?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Aug 15 22:15:39 EDT 2005

w2ev at arrl.net wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've temporarily resubscribed to the list with the hope of someone 
> explaining to me how to accomplish something that I need to accomplish 
> this upcoming weekend...
>  http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/index.html?con_id=71&call=w2ev
> For the sake of the event, I have a need to have my APRS symbol seen 
> over a wide area, using RF only ("assistance" [digipeating] in this 
> event is ok, but it must be all-Amateur means of communication [no 
> IGate/findU], so I'll be launching frames as ...,...,RFONLY).
> What would be the "new North American paradigm" setting for assuring 
> that my APRS frame is digipeated for a maximum of six times, now that 
> such pains have been made to limit people's ability to do so in the 
> APRS service?  Reply direct, if you believe that it is best to not 
> reveal such strategies to the general list, please.  This is for this 
> upcoming weekend only...not something that I'm going to do for any 
> appreciable length of time.
> .
> _______________________________________________

The "New Paradigm" is expressly intended to prevent this kind of 
wide-area flooding.  Most digis are now trapping and ignoring anything 
over WIDE2-2 or WIDE3-3 .    SIX hops will definitely be shot down on 
most of today's digis!

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