APRS is almost exclusively source routed, and depends greatly on sensible path configuration by each and every user.
This is one of those cases where individuals acting independently and rationally for their own personal behave contrary to the whole group’s long-term best interests by depleting some common resource (the tragedy of the commons).
Increasing the available WIDE path length does expose a station’s packets to more iGates, but the average effect of everyone following that strategy is to literally exponentially increase channel busy as the available hops is increased. Continue reading APRS: how many digi hops to make it to APRS-IS
Last update: 16th October, 2014, 6:46 AM
A study of APRS traffic was conducted by analysing the log of VK2OMD-3, a VHF APRS ‘fill-in’ digi and iGate.
The capture period was during the busy hour(s) (BH) 0600-0900 local time on Saturday 11/10/2014. Continue reading APRS traffic study – VK2OMD-3 11/10/2014
Last update: 14th October, 2014, 2:46 PM
aprx is APRS iGate / digipeater server software for the *nix environment by Matti Aarnio. In my case, I am developing and running on RPi / Rasbpian Wheezy.
This article comprises notes on the digipeater module as modified over recent weeks to address shortcomings in its operation. Continue reading Notes on my fork of aprx
Last update: 16th June, 2019, 7:14 AM