[aprssig] APRS path question

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Fri May 22 20:49:21 EDT 2009

  A digipeater has a call sign and it has one or more aliases.  The digi uses the alias just like it's call sign (in the first approximation).

So... if the digi belonging to Vk4AAA has a call of VK4AAA-1 and an alias of WIDE.  It will repeat a packet with a path of either of these.



Except that other digis will repeat the WIDE if they hear you AND have an alias of WIDE.  Only VK4AAA-1 will repeat the first one.

Test to see if I get this correct.

I can't answer why packets get swallowed by digis.  I have that problem with the digi 5 miles from me.

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--- On Fri, 5/22/09, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:

> From: Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS path question
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:57 AM
> In the old days we had
> VK4AAA-1
> VK4BBB-1
> You could digi via one of them
> Then Alias's came along and you could go
> via DIGI  and either would pick it up.
> But you could still go "via VK4AAA-1 v VK4BBB-1"
> ie you could FORCE a path to take.
> Can you still do that ?
> What stops a DIGI from "stealing a packet" and not allowing
> it to "GO" where you want it to.
> Andrew
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