[aprssig] Igates Are A Fair Weather Solution (was: "Finito")

Ed L. Locklear, KF4CHG kf4chg at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 28 12:10:09 EDT 2005

Geoffrey Dick wrote:

> With the new path-limiting paradigm, blindly being put into 
> place, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 RF APRS is like watching paint dry, 
> lacking the tactical usefulness it once had.  It is my belief
> that Florida digi owners should consider adding increasing 
> alternate paths of FL4-4 for the Keys, and FL3-3,FL2-2,FL1-1 
> in general to achieve 460 miles of State connectivity South 
> to North.  That would give us a tactical path to go to in
> a State wide emergency, without overwhelming neighboring 
> border States.
> Geoffrey Dick, wa4ikq


Digi owners do not need to add anything as far as FL support if the 
UIFLOOD=FL providing they have upgrade the digi per the New n-N Paradigm 
Solution.  This will support FL1-1 thru FL7-7.  It is up to the 
individual(s)to use FLn-N in their UNPROTO path within their APRS software.

Secondly, no one should be using WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 at a Home/Base station. 
  Recommended path is WIDE2-2.  A path beginning with WIDE1-1 should be 
used for the mobile stations.

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