Re: Igates and their use of digi paths
Would it be better for me to change 4 to respond to Wide2-2 or have the 1 the igate put out Wide1-1 and maybe light up digis that are very far away?
Sometimes I can get into a big digi in Ohio but I can't hear it back on anything but the -1, and I've seen my packets be delayed while they hop through the system on open days then get regated about a min later sometimes in Canada or a different place in Ohio.
Greg KB3KBR Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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From: Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>
Date: 6/19/20 19:48 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Igates and their use of digi paths
On 6/19/2020 6:38 PM, Greg Depew wrote:
Can you give a more complete description of what all is involved?
So, with that final line, it would seem that if you're IGate is using a WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path, then -4 will copy it and repeat it locally so that -11 can copy the response at the 911 center. Without the WIDE1-1, -4 won't digipeat and -11 won't copy it.
The big issue you have is that the -11 HT can't copy the IGate directly when at the 911 center, and apparently there's no bigger digipeater that will digipeat the IGate and be copied by the -11 HT. No amount of pathing is going to solve an issue of a marginal
receiver (the HT) at some distance from the IGate without strong coverage.
But a WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path on the IGate should trigger the -4 digipeater to deliver a stronger packet to the HT.
Anyone have any better suggestion?
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
PS. An external antenna that you can connect to the HT inside the 911 center would likely also solve your issue. Apparently the -4 has bigger ears than the HT or it wouldn't copy the IGate while sitting in the parking lot.