The PATH settings when configuring an APRS tracker, Digipeater or fill-in Digi is key to a successful participation in an APRS network.
Example APRS path:
The first number in a N-N type path is the total number of digi hops desired. The second one is the number of potential hops remaining as the packet is transmitted from a given digipeater.
The following recommendations were obtained over time by reading many documents, absorbing third-party information from experienced operators of APRS nodes and first-hand experience of running an APRS station in mixed environments.
|Digipeater||WIDE2-1||30m||repeats direct and appropriate other digi's|
|Fill-in Digi||WIDE1-1||30m||repeats direct packets, does not repeat heard packets from other digi's or fill-in's|
|RX-only iGate||WIDE1-1||30m||sends direct packets to the internet, does not send heard packets from other digi's or fill-in's|