[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 80, Issue 16

Jim Alles kb3tbx at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 19:35:39 EST 2011

> > You could program a digi to respond to both PA and WPA.?
> > I know the population density varies dramatically from
> > the southeast corner to the west, but?I just can't
> > understand segmenting the state.
> I know it does sound arbitrary for such demographic boundaries, but after a
> lot of thought, I realized that all large ORGANIZED amateur radio
> communications groups are organized around their ARRL sections which are
> themselves organized around the governmental areas they serve.
> (Maybe not all, but certainly the majority).  So as a first-order cut, it
> seemed like the obvious initial boundaries.  It gives those existing
> organizations a way to communicate within the areas they serve.  This does
> not prohibit the formation of other regions to meet any area's needs of
> course.
> Sorry for the delay, I was in digest mode, but thanks everyone for helping
me think about this.

Considering the limitations, there is not likely much benefit in having that
central 'section' I suggested.  It might be more useful for 'our' major
digis to filter all packets that have already made two hops on WideN-n, then
allow those that use PAn-N or WPAn-N all they want.

Along with Bob's organizational perspective above,  my practical desire for
segmenting things is to reduce the spam.  I run a VX-8R HT with a limited
display, and it it is really hard to get a handle on the local 'scene' when
It gets bumped by a 'dust devil' in the next state.

Thanks again,

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