[aprssig] Setting up a fill in digi

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Mon May 9 13:27:14 EDT 2005

The plan is to run Xastir so callsign substitution and other other
enhancements would be easy to implement.  Are there blackout zones
that could be setup so that stations that were east of the station
(well covered by the local wide) could be skipped from being repeated?
 I definitely agree on the channel loading.  When I listen on my dad's
station, the channel is very active which explains why an HT user has
so much trouble getting out.  A lot of times, I only hear the local
wide in the house but when I use a 3 DB beam in the yard I hear a
couple other wide digis.  This helps getting my packets out.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 5/9/05, Jason Winningham <jdw at eng.uah.edu> wrote:
> On May 9, 2005, at 9:54 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > If a fill-in-digi is needed ther, then make it
> > a WIDE1-1 using a digi that does callsign
> > substitituion.
> Why aren't we strongly suggesting that any new digi that goes up be
> smart enough to do limited n-n, so we can move to a simplified WIDE2-2
> (or WIDE3-3) for _all_ stations in the future?  Many home or fill-in
> type digis seem to be software based, so this should not be a problem.
> FWIW, I have been running WIDE3-3 in my mobile for a couple of weeks
> now.  The area digi closest to me is still RELAY only, but I put up a
> new digi at my house, which made a huge difference in local coverage in
> spite of being a 1/4 wave ground plane at about 15' AGL (and HAAT is
> probably negative).
> Anyway, if you're in the Huntsville area you can leave RELAY off of
> your path and see what happens. It works for me.
> There is still plenty of work to do, like RELAY-only digis and fixed
> stations with paths like RELAY,WIDE,WIDE,WIDE,WIDE.
> -Jason
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