[aprssig] WIDE4-4 comments

J. Gary Bender, WS5N WS5N at wildblue.net
Thu Nov 8 15:16:41 EST 2007

I doubt that many users are actually running Wide4-4.  I don't see that much stuff from far away.  From my own experience, I can almost always reach an IGate from my mobile with Wide1-1, Wide2-1, although, if I am going into unfamiliar territory, I'll bump it up to Wide-1-1,Wide2-2.
J. Gary Bender, WS5N
Fence Lake, New Mexico  USA
(far west central NM)

On Thu, 8 Nov 2007 13:02:45 -0700, James wrote:
> In a few weeks I will be making a cross country trip, I will be running a
> TT2, I need to reconfigure the tracker anyway, and I have a switch for both
> settings, I could run 4-4 while I cruise thru the state and just switch it
> back when I cross the border.
> kb7tbt
>> Since the New-N paradigm worked so well at reducing dupes and QRM on the
>> channel, maybe after operating at W3-3 for a while, the locals found that
>> they could go up to 4-4 and still have a working network without spill
>> over into adjacent cities?  I know NM is unique in its spare population
>> density, and has one of the best APRS networks in the world..  Anyway,
>> has anyone kept an eye on this and can comment on how well the channel is
>> working out there?
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