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

Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Tue Aug 16 12:41:59 EDT 2005

Is it just me or is anybody else offended/annoyed by this message?????

  1) 'temporarily resubscribed'  - we're good enough to give answers  
when he needs it, but not to give anything in return

  2) He wants six hops, but he knows its not kosher, but its all  
right just for this weekend for his purposes ... and I am sure he  
won't do it again until the next contest!

  3) He knows its not kosher, so its OK to email him backchannel and  
tell him how to use his magic decoder ring to compromise the system,  
"just this one weekend" so noone else will know, just him and his  
'deep throat' source! If he is the only one using the trick then it  
gives him an unfair advantage over the other rovers, if he spills the  
beans to the other rovers, then the NE APRS network has a complete  
mess on its hands for 48 hours.

As one of the digi operators in the area that will be effected, were  
a vote taken, I would say 'no way' ... just my $.02, FWIW.

     cheers ... 73 de brian riley, n1bq , underhill center, vermont
     brianbr at wulfden.org

On Aug 15, 2005, at 10:15 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:

> 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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