How to

The purpose of these examples is to show what is possible with DIGI_NED and how you can change DIGI_NED rules to your own needs.

Files available example files and can be used with minor changes. The files contain full comments so they should inform you fully. If you have more questions see the 'digi_ned.ini file'

About routing these examples

A word about the routing mechanisms used in the 'how to' examples:

The strength of DIGI_NED lies in the easy and flexible rules it can work with. Using the 'rule' feature every possible set of digipeating rules can be implemented in DIGI_NED.

Over the years APRS has evolved from a network with just a few stations in to a over-crowded network full of experienced and un-experienced users and new ideas and concepts. APRS seems to suffer from it's success. In an atempt to address the bandwidth and collission problem new methods are applied. The most recent development is the routing mechanism called 'Paradigm' paradigm is a set of rules and directions to prevent the APRS network from flooding.

In these 'how to's' not only paradigm is mentioned but also old and absolete routing mechanisms like 'generic digipeating' and the old 'WIDEn-N' and 'TRACEn-N'. The examples will be available on this website as a reference for study. It is not recommended to use these old rules in to your digipeater. It is highly recommended to use the paradigm rules.

If you intend to add your digipeater to the APRS network please concider that your new digi might become a part of the problem as it can 'help' flooding the APRS network. A 'Fill-in' digi that performes 'black hole coverage' is for sure a welcome addition to the APRS network.