[amsat-bb] Re: APRS Digi Question

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 5 14:44:16 PST 2011


Thanks for the responses from a few of you regarding my APRS question.  I 
did a little more studying this afternoon, and I found out that if I am the 
first digi in the "chain" to repeat someone's packet, my call appears in 
their bubble and raw packets - BUT - if I am number 1 or 2 along the path, 
my call does not make it to the internet.  I would assume this is because 
when I am the first digi to digipeat someone, it *generally* has 2 more hops 
to go (hence a better chance to get on the internet), but if I am number 2 
or 3 in the chain, it only has 1 hop left - max, therefore not a big chance 
to make it to a gateway - is this a correct assumption of what is going on?


-----Original Message----- 
From: Gordon JC Pearce
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 10:58 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: APRS Digi Question

On Sat, 2011-02-05 at 10:30 -0500, Zachary Beougher wrote:
>  and “info bubble,” I am nowhere in the chain of digis that digipeated
> him.  I have tried this with several different stations, and not once
> have a seen myself come up in anyone’s raw packets as a station that
> digipeated them.

You haven't digipeated them *on the way to the igate*...

Gordon MM0YEQ

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