[aprssig] Worldwide APRS Digipeater statistics

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat May 14 14:43:29 EDT 2005

> >[make all New-N digis have the "S" overlay unless
> > for some reason it does not support SSn-N...]
> >... and yet it is still identifiable as a DIGI_NED digi
> > because of the APNDxx in its TOCALLs...
>Except for users with a stand-alone TH-D7 handheld, 
>they can see the...overlay but do not see the TOCALL.
>Knowning the digipeater is a DIGI_NED digipeater
>is important ... since... the user may send messages 
>to it asking for the local QRG's of voice-relays ...[etc]
> It is important that all digis use the consistent identification
> of their digi and its capabilities so that users driving anywhere
> can tell what the network is doing whereever they may be.

Good point.  Then I suggest the COMMENT field be used
for that purpose, such as "W3, SSn,  DIGI_NED info node..."
or something like that.  It is even better than the Overlay
because when it flashes on the screen you see the text
and dont see the overlay...

Bob, Wb4APR

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