Re: Digipeater path

Lynn Deffenbaugh

So, you have the D710 doing the digipeating directly, not digipeating with APRSIS32, right?

If you are a typical home station, then you should likely ONLY be digipeating WIDE1 and not WIDE2.   If you are a high altitude station with a large range, then you should be responding to both WIDE1 and WIDE2.

But if you're talking about the path being used for your own packets, that's what I was describing in my response.

A digipeater has TWO settings, one for its own packets (the path) and the other describes what path components it responds to by digipeating other people's packets.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 3/26/2020 3:53 PM, Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io wrote:
I’m running a digipeater. I took off the wide1-1 and it’s set to wide2-2. I’m using a Kenwood d710 is there any other settings I should know about?

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 14:39, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

I don't think Timothy is running AS  digipeater, but is referring to
what path to use to REQUEST digipeater support.

The general rule is WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for mobile stations that might need
the assistance of a low-level (read: WIDE1) digipeater.  For a fixed
station, WIDE2-1 is more likely, unless you're fixed way down in a hole
somewhere and need the local WIDE1 digipeater's boost to get out to the
rest of the world.

In some more remote areas, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (mobile) or just WIDE2-2
(fixed station) might be appropriate.

The specific answer would require a more complete knowledge of your
local RF infrastructure and topology.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 3/26/2020 3:06 PM, AE5IB (Kip) wrote:
> If you are a digipeater you should not be running WIDE1-1 because that
> is for stations that cannot hit a regular WIDE2 digipeater. Since you
> are already a digipeater you are not useful if you cannot hit a WIDE2
> digipeater.
> Again since you are a Digipeater you do not need your signal repeated
> multiple times. You should be just WIDE2-1.
> So you are close to being correct.
> Kip
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io
> <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What should I be using for my digipeater path?
>> I’m currently using wide1-1,wide2-1
>> Tyia
>> W9ntn
>> Timothy Bonnell

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