[aprssig] One last question on digipeater code for TNC-X

ke4nyv at hamhud.net ke4nyv at hamhud.net
Tue Aug 16 23:28:13 EDT 2005

John, this is a cut from Bob's Fix 144.39 page for the KPC-3+ 8.3 firmware
settings for a WIDEn-n digi.

BLT 1  EVERY 00:30:00 START 00:00:00
BLT 2  EVERY 00:30:00 START 00:10:00
BLT 3  EVERY 01:00:00 START 00:20:00
BLT 4  EVERY 01:00:00 START 00:50:00
LTP 1  APN383
LTP 2  APN383
LTP 3  APN383 VIA WIDE2-1 <== One hop, but does not bring up WIDE1-1's
LTP 4  APN383 VIA WIDE2-2 <== equivalent to a user path of WIDE3-3>

We're using these exact settings with KE4NYV-5 and K4FDS-5 here in SW 
It seems to be doing the job while keeping the channel load down.  Going by
this, I GUESS you need four, but you can see that the first two use no path,
direct only.  But, they are timed to beacon 10 minutes apart and then you dive
into the next two with actual paths.

Maybe someone else will chime in with more details.  But that is what we're
using and its working.  I'll be damn glad to see the Xdigi board so I can free
up my KPC-3 for other uses ;o)

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics

Quoting John Hansen <hansen at fredonia.edu>:

> Hi:
> A while back I was working on the code for a digipeater daughter board
> for TNC-X and I asked a few questions here about features.  I appreciate
> the input.  I'm now finishing up this code (I expect to have it ready
> for beta testing by the end of this week) and I have one last question.
> As you may recall, I was modelling this project on the widely used
> UIDigi feature set.  I was advised by someone that one problem with this
> code was there were only 3 beacons and really 4 were needed.  So I put
> four in the code for XDigi.  I've set this up so that a separate beacon
> text and beacon interval can be specified for each.  My remaining
> question is whether it is important to have a separate destination
> callsign and path for each of the four beacons.
> Any advice?
> Thanks in advance for your input.
> John W2FS
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