[aprssig] WIDEn-N question

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 3 13:14:01 EST 2009

In summary:

Examples are nice, but I believe the concept is intended as follows:


The second (lower case) 'n' (the only 'n' I show above) is "supposed" to tell how many hops you ORIGINALLY requested - or programmed for, in your original packet.  This is designed to help trace things and tell what's happening so 'folks' can see how the network is performing.

Therefore, in this paradigm, "n" should anways be one more than "N".  Again the N's as shown above.

In matheeze/computereeze:   WIDE1-1,WIDE(N+1),N


Following this paradigm, the following would be "correct" if not necessarily preferred or practical.


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--- On Tue, 11/3/09, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:

> From: Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] WIDEn-N question
> To: bruninga at usna.edu, "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:55 AM
> Bob,
> I basically gave him the same answer.  It was one of 
> those questions which make you wonder whether there 
> was something subtle but

>  important I was missing.  Newbies tend to do that a lot.  ;)
> 73s, Alan WA4SCA


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