[aprssig] New n-n question.

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu May 26 18:31:22 EDT 2005

>>> dthege at conpoint.com 5/26/2005 4:19:59 PM >>>
> I don't understand in the BTxt what the reason for 
>the time info

THe BTEXT has nothing to do with the DIGI nor its 
function.  The example I give in my docs is showing
how it can be used to place a LOCAL object on the
air for visiting mobiles.  Please do not use it if there
is not something that a visiting mobile needs to be
alerted to...

The format includes time because that is the format
for an APRS object.  But since it has no relevance
in this applicaiton, I suggest the valid time of
111111z as an indicator that it actually means nothing.

> and in the LT what do I put in place of the 
>n in SSn.

Nothing.  You replace SS with your state abbreviation
or SSS.. for your ARRL section if the state has more
than one section.  Leave the "n" as an "n" because
there should be no limit on the "n" when using an 
SSn-N path.

>Seems like I was told to still use the N overlay...
>Now its been replaced by the S?

Yes, we want all digis that support the New-N paradigm
to be clearly distinguishible from the old unlimited n-N
digis that we are trying to get away from.

de WB4APR, Bob

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