[aprssig] SSn-N Usage

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon May 9 09:42:31 EDT 2005

Just a little clarification about SSn-N paths:

>We support SSn-n as well, but...don't want to 
>encourage its use.... It has limitations that 
>WIDEn-n doesn't and very little benefit here. 

Absolutely true.  It is those limitations that is
the entire benefit of using it!  Its like the 
"Golden rule".  Do unto others as you would have
them do unto you....

It doesnt *help* individuals  in your state so much,
as it *protects* all those others in all the surrounding
states from the QRM from your border stations.

You are correct that stations living near the center
of a state have no need nor advantage to use it.
But those that live on the borders or ends or
remote distances in your state that *do* need to
use a larger value of N to participate in State or
Section comunications, should use it so that they
get the larger N to be effective, but that larger
N does not spill over into surrounding states as

THe SSn-N system is like the "Golden Rule", it
is not for one's personal benefit, but for the 
benefit of reducing QRM to all unintended 
recepients in the surrounding states.

Again, SSn-N is only generally of value to 
people on the borders who need to participate
in a State or Section net and may need to use
a value of N that is larger than what might be
normally filtered out as a WIDEn-N in that state.

de Wb4APR, Bob

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