[aprssig] DAYTON or other Event planning

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Mon May 23 18:25:04 EDT 2005

I wrote into this sig last week to ask about the proper settings for
Dayton knowing it'd be packed and saturated.  No reply from anyone.

It was mentioned here, and I concur... would've been really neat if TAPR
(who was hosting free wifi), or the BSRG who was also hosting free wifi
(thank's Ralph!! Neat setup!) would operate an igate.  But to be
truthful, it never dawned on me to ask Ralph to be an igate.... All it
would have taken was an audio patch cable and installing agwpe on the
laptop he was using to host the wifi.


Robert Bruninga wrote:

>Here is how things like Dayton should be done:
>1)  Support users as-is.  Its impossible to get everyone
>     to change just for an event.
>2) Set up a local IGate within RF range of the event
>3) Set up an alt-input digi from 144.99 to 144.39
>4) Set up ALL digis that can hear the event direct
>    to digi ONLY once.  That is:
>    - Set UIFLOOD and UITRACE OFF (no WIDEn-N)
>    - Set UIDIGI or ALIAS list to WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2,WIDE3-3
>Thats all there is to it.  The advantages of this approach are
>1) You don't have to train/educate anyone to do it a new way.
>2) Only the local DIGI sysop has to do anything.
>3) One D700 mobile provides the alt-input on 144.99
>4) One person provides an IGate.
>This arrangement can support over 160 users at the
>event without too much overload.  If you can get more
>sysops involved then you go out to the next tier of digis
>and make sure that they support no more than 2
>hops.  Notice that the closest digis to the event will
>not repeat ANYTHING coming in from surrounding digis
>because they only support one hops...
>This is the advantage of the New-N paradigm.  By 
>greatly simplifying APRS PATHS and alowing for simple
>settings of UIDIGI, UIFLOOD and UITRACE, the
>local sysops can change the network on the fly to
>match the event.  Then easily return to normal the
>next day.  And USERS dont have to do anything...
>Good APRS requires good planning like any other
>comms event...
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