[aprssig] SSn-N Coordination
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Feb 15 09:40:11 EST 2011
> Am I confused? How many Aliases can a typical digi handle?
Only 2 in KPC3+ Digis. And the traceable one is used by WIDEn-N leaving
only one. Hence the limitation of only being able to support one SSn-N.
> ...in Pennsylvania... we have PAn-N, and WPAn-N in the West,
> and I live in-between... using a PAn-N could use three hops
> to get across the state, but it would also be contained so
> the packet doesn't end up in Canada.
Yes, that is the beauty of it. You can use PA7-7 and it will cause no more
dupes than PA3-3 since either one will hit every digi in the Pan-N area and
> I am also thinking that I want a CPAn-N alias for North-to-
> South coverage of the Central part of the state.
Being limited to only 1 is a problem.
To cover the state, a path of PA3-3,WPA3-3 would do it from east to west and
reverse them for west to east. This would of course be for traffic needed
by both ARRL sections and areas. So far, I have not heard of anyone abusing
But again, if the goal is to be sure to hit every digi, then PA7-7,WPA7-7
would have a slightly greater chance because it has the potential to
possibly back-fill any digis that may not have heard it the first time due
to collision. While still remaining entirely within the state (and no
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