[aprssig] Question abt recommended path

Jim Moen jmm at jwmoen.com
Thu May 5 14:08:43 EDT 2005

Thanks everyone for the straightforward answers.  I appreciate the help, the 
explanations and the links to more info.  I've read them and found them very 

Also, Cap, I've subscribed to the CA APRS list.

Thanks again.

  Jim - K0ZXU - Danville, CA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cap Pennell" <cap at cruzio.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 11:30 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Question abt recommended path

 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 
 VHF network, _at least_ in the Western USA.

 There are still a few "flat" places back East of the Rockies that don't 
 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

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