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Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 19 12:14:05 EST 2013

Very well explained, Stephen, as usual.  I hope my Beginner Guide does as well.
and...Yes.  My understanding is that Matthew actually has it backwards.  In the boonies you want the WIDE1-1 to insure you reach the ocassional fill-in Digi.  With only WIDE2-1 any fill-in is mute and you are "invisible" when only covered by it.

73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

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--- Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

That Matthew Willis wrote:

> > Here in Upstate NY the digis tend to be found mostly 
> > around cities, with the occasional ham running one 
> > out in the boonies.
> > I run WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 locally, and WIDE2-2 when ...
> > out where I know the coverage is sparse.
> > 
> > Running WIDE1-1 only seems too short, at least to me, 
> > and I'm considering Upstate NY as "out east".

And responded with: 
> WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1  or  WIDE2-2 both yield two digipeater hops.    

> However using only WIDE2-2 rules out using any local 
> home fill-in digipeaters that might be in the area.   
> Low-level home digis ONLY respond to WIDE1-1.  
> On the other hand, true wide-area digis respond to 
> either WIDE1-1  or WIDE2-n.  

> The WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path is universal -- it will 
> take advantage of any low-level fill-ins that 
> might be present, but both hops can be processed 
> by "big" digis if no fill-ins are present.   

>  A straight WIDE2-2 will be processed ONLY  
> by high-elevation true wide-area digipeaters. 
> You are NOT going to "get out" any better by 
> forfeiting the possible help of a fill-in digi.   

> Full details on digipeater path logic is here on my website:
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating 
>     <http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths> 

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