[aprssig] Question abt recommended path

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Thu May 5 02:30:05 EDT 2005

Ron is correct, but that's still more complicated than need be for mobiles
or home stations.

WIDE2-2 is a 2 hop path which is the recommended path for all stations.

Try it, please.  You'll find it works fine to get your station seen over a
_very_ large area on RF and on the internet too.  And it sure helps out the
rest of us more than using anything with RELAY or WIDE or any 3 hop paths.
We cannot afford, and do not need, more than a two hop path in our congested
VHF network, _at least_ in the Western USA.

There are still a few "flat" places back East of the Rockies that don't have
mountain-top digipeaters heard by IGates where one more hop (for a total of
3 hops) may be useful, but not very many at all.
73, Cap KE6AFE

P.S.  For information, including subscription instructions, about the
California APRS Users (and adjacent states) mailing list, see
"CA APRS" is a fairly quiet (meaning low traffic volume) mailing list where
almost anything goes.  It's another good place to ask questions and share

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Ron Cluster
> Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 19:41 PM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Question abt recommended path
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 is a 3 hop path
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 is a 2 hop path which is the recommended path for mobiles
> WIDE2-2 is a 2 hop path which is the recommended path for home stations
> IF YOU ARE RUNNING UI-View32 you MUST precede ANY path with APRS,
> I don't know about the other APRS programs but UI-View32 allows you to put
> something else there for special purposes. If you don't start your path in
> UI-View32 with APRS you probably won't get decoded (or possibly digi'd
> either) by other stations.
> See www.nwaprs.org for more explanation of the new settings.
> 73.....Ron.....AC7TK.....(-9 when mobile)
> UI-View32 iGate in Eugene, OR

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