Mike WD5MHZ wrote...
> I have the tracker 2 set up as a digi I have noticed a some people
> running wide 2-1 my digi is 2-2
Are you talking about your own outgoing path? Something like a KPC3+ is
capable of using multiple paths... e.g. one beacon per hour with a two
hop path, one beacon per hour with a one hop path, and the rest of them
(four) direct with no hops. Your WD5MHZ-1 appears to be using WIDE2-2.
Looking around your area, I would think that a one hop WIDE2-1 would do
a pretty good job of "announcing the presence" of your digi. However, if
the frequency is really quiet, you probably wouldn't get too many
complaints about a two hop path.
> what would happen if I have wide2-1,wide2-2?
That would be a "bad" path for a digi. Three hops would be considered
excessive. Two might be more than "needed". One is often enough. There
would be a pretty good argument for really high digis to go out with no
path at all.
For regular mobile stations, the recommended path is WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"