well James i was thinking much in my years of packet and TheNet node and i thaught we could do the same on digi's .
we will set it as you suggest,
in my region of Quebec we dont have flat country,we have much of mountains,not big ,but enough to gave us nuisance of the rf pattern.
Our roads system are most of the time in the lower part of those mountains so a mobile need to be relayed,,,retransmit much more often then ,lets say around Montreal where it is flat country.
i experienced many setup and so far i thnk we have found the best of both world as they say .
APRS around here is new,,i just made a demo at a volonteer rescue team lately and they found it quite interesting and the propect of having a backpack with a tracker,battery,radio was very well received by them.
So thanks for your comments ,i was appreciated at 100%
73 from the east
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:44:05 -0600
Subject: Re: [tracker2] Only one redirection???
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM, gervais <ve2ckn2@...> wrote:
> we are installing an Digipeater based on a OT2 here in a winter/summer
> camp.Where is located ,near a mountain ,it can be heard only by 1 digipeater,
> my question is ,how do we programm it so it would transmit his trame at first
> at one digipeater ,lets say ve2ckn-3, that we want and after be a wide3-3 for exemple?
APRS does not need to have specific digipeaters named. All digipeaters
respond to a common alias, currently WIDEn-N.
Setting up a digipeater with a path such as DIGIA,WIDE3-3 would be a
bad thing to do. If DIGIA dies, then your other digipeater can never
get to the network. Also running a 4 hop path is probably a bad thing.
You'll be using up airtime for hundreds of miles around serving no
purpose other than fulfilling your ego.
Where's the prospective digi supposed to go? You might be surprised by
what will be able to hear it. Tropospheric ducting and inversions
happen quite a bit. Using a named path will make it impossible for any
other digipeater to act upon the packet until the named digipeater has
handled the packet.
Use WIDE2-2 from the new digipeater. (It's equivalent to a user in the
area using WIDE3-3). Take a look at how many hops the 1 digi you say
is in range uses to get to an i-gate.
If you gave locations, or digipeater calls we could give you a better
analysis of the situation. With no information, we only guess.