[aprssig] IS-to-RF alternate proposal - 'marked beacons'

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Dec 30 13:47:00 EST 2011

On Dec 30, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Andre wrote:

> Op 30-12-2011 19:25, Bob Bruninga schreef:
>> And generally going 2-hops with ANY Igate packet is a violation of the golden-rule of not spamming areas you cannot hear fully!  This should only be done with the full concurrence of ALL APRS communities in all surrounding communities.
>> Just my 2 cents...
>> Bob, Wb4APR
> Guess you forget about that when setting up your proposal <wink> it includes settings for 2 hops.

There are times when it is necessary. The Florida Keys are an absolutely flat community that stretches for 130 miles. With no mountains or tall towers to give digis a good range long hop paths are essential. From the middle where the IGate is two hops is the absolute minimum to reach the whole community (of about 100,000 people, about half tourists). 

Software should make allowances to accommodate atypical situations, and that is what Bob REMEMBERED!

Steve K4HG 

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