[aprssig] WIDE4-4 comments

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Thu Nov 8 16:20:10 EST 2007

Please don't bump it up from the routine mobile two hop path of
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to the three hop path of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 if you're not sure
that you have to.  Almost always, you won't have to.  Thanks from all the
rest of us whom are all affected by your efforts at conservation of the
limited available airtime we must share on VHF.
73, Cap KE6AFE

Note that (at least in North America) three hop paths are (correctly) not
recommended unless you are "hundreds of miles from any mountain digis":

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of J. Gary Bender, WS5N
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 12:17 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] WIDE4-4 comments
> 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)

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