[aprssig] APRSLink

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at jnos.org
Fri Jan 13 09:46:26 EST 2006

> APRSLink can issue multiple message packet responses to the station on
> RF.  This has the potential of causing extreme collision problems,
> especially because most IGates use multiple hop paths for their standard
> gating.  The collision issues could make the system unusable in many
> areas due to lost packets on a congested channel.

It's time to upgrade messaging software to use direct paths
instead of flood paths.  We now have the new wideN-N scheme that
gives the full packet path so it's a natural next step to start using
that information.

It's the FLOOD, not the messaging, that causes the problems.

Bill - WA7NWP

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