[aprssig] Digipeating with a Kam

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Tue Aug 16 23:57:38 EDT 2005

Hi Vince.  I'd suggest setting up your "event digi" with the settings of a
new paradigm "fill-in digi" which _only_ operates WIDE1-1.  (Any TNC can be
made to _operate_ the WIDE1-1 alias, though it's best to use a TNC that does
"callsign substitution", like your newer Kam.)
With this plan, the event's trackers and moving stations would then be setup
to use the regular new paradigm path for mobiles of
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1  (which the mobiles can use as their routine daily path
also) and you'll have the best of both worlds. Your event stations can make
use of your event digi and also the regular network, but your event digi
won't be adding a lot of unhelpful extra congestion to the already busy high
level permanent digis.

Good understandable up-to-date settings suggestions (including for a
"fill-in" digi) are at http://nwaprs.org

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73, Cap KE6AFE

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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Vince
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 19:52 PM
To: APRSSIG Reflector
Subject: [aprssig] Digipeating with a Kam

What do you need to digipeat with Kam TNC using the new paradigm?.

I work events, (50K runs), using pocket trackers and TT-3s, but the terrain
has a lot of hills and not providing very good coverage in the area of the
run. And would like to set up a digipeater for the day of the event. I am in
the San Francisco Bay Area, and there are several digipeaters around, but
they do not cover the area of the runs very well.

I have a KPC-3 with ver. 6.0, a Kam Plus with ver. 8.0 and another with ver.
8.2. Can I set up a digipeater with these using the new settings? or do need
to go to ver.9.1 and a new Kam to do this? Or is there another way to do it
on a temporary digipeater?

Can the any of these Kam's be upgraded to ver. 9.1 if it is necessary?.

I would like to use the new paradigm (WIDE2-2), to use the digipearters in
the area as well.

TIA and 73
Vince, K6BIR

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