[aprssig] APRS Network Consistent Operations

Chris Kantarjiev cak at dimebank.com
Thu Jun 21 18:48:30 EDT 2007

If we're going to pester digipeater operators about their settings, let
me throw out an idea (not original to me, but I like it more and more): 

Digipeaters should (almost) never beacon more than DIRECT.

Think about it - a digi's beacon, other than to the mobiles that
can hear it direct, is pretty much just wasting precious channel.
Either there is coverage or there isn't.

Yes, digi operators would like to see their digi's call on findu, so once
every six hours or so, beacon with enough hops to reach an igate.
If you have WX data, by all means, send it with a long enough path
to reach an igate.

But, really, I don't need or want to see your digi advertised on my
mobile 500 miles away ... and I often see them from even farther away!

Discuss :-)

73 de chris K6DBG

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