[aprssig] New Paradigm progress map?

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Mon Aug 29 15:32:35 EDT 2005

Pat KA9SCF wrote on 29/08/2005

> Back in the day when 145.79 was moved to 144.39, there was a map to
> show the progress of that change. Is there a similar map that shows
> the progress to the new paradigm and to show areas that are using NSR?

It wasn't always on 144.390? Guess that makes me a newbie - hi!

> I'm going to be traveling to Knoxville in a couple days. It would be
> nice to know when I need to use old RELAY and WIDE and where I can
> use WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2. I know that Knoxville hasn't switched yet but
> I don't know about the rest of the path between there and Chicago.

It's a good question, but seeing that you already know of the move to the
new paradigm, and presumably why we are moving away from RELAY, WIDE
and TRACE, why not boycott RELAY and WIDE and just not use them? Yes,
you may end up with your own beacons not being digipeated in certain areas,
but by not using RELAY or WIDE, you would be part of the solution and not
part of the problem. You would be setting a good example for others. It's a
decision you will have to make. Is it more essential that your beacon is
digipeated, or is it more essential to conserve bandwidth by not using a
dupe-causing path? If your primary concern is making sure that your beacon
is digipeated, then you would be forced to use the obsolete settings to 
match the obsolete environment that you will be operating in.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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