[aprssig] Re: APRS SSn-N Spec.
The Bland Ranch
root at blandranch.net
Thu Nov 29 23:36:20 EST 2007
Quoting Cap Pennell <cap at cruzio.com>:
> With mobiles able to set WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 and then travel anywhere _without
> ever having to change_ their path......
I beg to differ with you.
Right off the bat, there are MANY places in Wyoming where the WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1
path won't get you to an I-Gate. I was operating in southern and eastern
Wyoming for six week mobile and I can assure you I had to vary from your
recommendation or not be seen on the servers. Another place I just learned
about is Interstate 5 north of Sacramento, toward Redding. Even the SLIGHTLY
longer path I used often did not get my packets to the servers, but I got more
there than with the shorter path.
Yes, I realize when I get into the areas rich with I-Gates and digipeaters that
I need to change my path or risk getting an automated note. But there are many
areas that are not as blessed with hardware like the Bay area or other
I believe a dis-service is done to the aprs community with such broad
statements. Is it a great policy? Absolutely! Is it true enough to be
universal? Not at all and I feel some slack is warranted to allow for places
where it does not work. Those folks that have to do things a little different
don't have to feel like they are breaking rules just to live with their
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