[amsat-bb] Re: APRS Digi Question

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Feb 5 15:34:44 PST 2011

On Sat, 2011-02-05 at 17:44 -0500, Zachary Beougher wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Zack

I don't know for certain, but that does sound reasonable.  I still
haven't quite got my head around the way that digipeating works in APRS.
It seems pretty messy...

Gordon MM0YEQ

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