[aprssig] Hop progression

Javier Henderson javier at kjsl.org
Sat Feb 19 14:01:17 EST 2011

>> The truth is that if your first transmitted packet isn't heard, adding hops
>> isn't going to change a thing.
> Sorry, but that's nonsense, especially if you actually care about RF
> operation. 

If my packets are not being heard by a digi, it doesn't matter how many hops my path has, they are not being heard.

Having more hops than necessary can be quite detrimental to other stations over a large area. There is someone not far from me that is sending six beacons per minute with three hops in the path, his packets are covering at least two states given the number of digis in the area.

-jav w6vms

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