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Stub for digipeater paths - need information on recommended settings for all regions, and new paradigm information.


Recommended Path Settings for:

MOBILE Stations in North America (VHF)

  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 :Two hops in all directions and potential for fill-in digis. Best path for mobile use in most all areas.
  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 :Three hops and potential for fill-in digis. Use only while needed if far from any mountain digis or cities.

FIXED Stations in North America (VHF)

  • WIDE2-2  :Two hops, recommended max courteous routine for most areas. Best routine from home in most areas.
  • WIDE3-3  :Three hops, only for very sparse areas far from any mountain digis or cities. Limited to one hop by many digis.

For details and explanation, visit Bob WB4APR's NEWn-N Paradigm web page, also available as the "fix14439" site.

HF Stations, max routine

  • GATE, WIDE2-1: Recommended for HF APRS, **DO NOT USE** on VHF.

You can see a bad example of path overkill here.

You can see a really detailed discussion of paths and hop counts at .

Mobile Stations in Australia (VK)

  • For VK2, VK4, & VK6 use RELAY,WIDE2-2
  • For VK1, VK3 & VK5 use WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1
  • For VK7 use WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 TASn-n also supported.
  • On HF use GATE, WIDE2-1 **DO NOT USE** on VHF.
  • On APRS Satellites use ARISS,SGATE,WIDE

Visit the appropriate state's web page at the Australian APRS site for further details.

Ireland (EI)

  • WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1 for Mobile Stations. Two hops with support for Fill-in digis
  • WIDE2-2 for Base Stations. Two hops no support for Fill-in Digis. Packets should make it to an Igate.

If you want to discuss/or disagree with the settings/want to try something else, Please contact either EI7IG or EI8JA.


  • Mobiles -> RELAY,TRACE2-2 <- (Kenwood Style)
  • Home Stations -> APRS,TRACE3-3 <- (UI-View Style)
  • IGATE's -> APRS,TRACE1-1 <- (UI-View Style)

New Zealand

  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 :Mobile trackers
  • WIDE3-3 :Home stations


  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 :Mobile trackers
  • WIDE3-3 :Home stations


  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 :Mobile trackers
  • WIDE3-3 :Home stations


  • WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 :Mobile trackers
  • WIDE4-4 :Home stations


  • Mobiles: WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 - Home stations: WIDE2-2

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