[aprssig] SSn-N Coordination

Bob Bruninga 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
no farther.

> 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
these privliges.

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

Bob, Wb4APR

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