APRS settings for Luxembourg

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SYSOPS: APRS digipeaters in Luxembourg should support the following paths suggested by the makers of APRS:

  • WIDEn-N
  • LXn-N
  • TEMP

WIDEn-N is the standard path, LXn-N is the regional path limiting traffic to Luxembourg (replacing LUXn-N), TEMP is an emergency path. All digipeaters of the LARU follow this scheme.

ENDUSERS: It is important to configure your radio correctly in order to avoid overloading the APRS network. Just follow the suggestions of the makers of APRS and you are on the right side. Use the following setup for Luxembourg:

Fixed stations:

  • On Kenwood radios use New-N, WIDE1-1 OFF, total hops maximum 3.
  • All others use a path of WIDE3-3 for 3 hops, WIDE2-2 for 2 hops, WIDE2-1 for 1 hop.
  • Use a broadcast interval of at least 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Do not broadcast every 1 or 2 minutes! Static information shall not interfere in the APRS network.
  • If you want to keep traffic limited to Luxembourg use LX in place of WIDE.

Mobile and portable:

  • On Kenwood radios use New-N, WIDE1-1 ON, total hops maximum 3.
  • All others use a path of WIDE1-1,WIDE3-2 for 3 hops, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for 2 hops, WIDE1-1 for 1 hop.
  • Use smart beaconing. Use a broadcast interval of at least 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Do not broadcast every 10, 15 or 30 seconds !
  • If you want to keep traffic limited to Luxembourg use LX in place of WIDE.

Special activities: Endusers can configure their radios as fill-in repeaters. On Kenwood radios just set UIDIGI to ON with the alias WIDE1-1.

Emergency: All fixed and mobile stations can configure their radios to support TEMP digipeating. On Kenwood radios just set UITRACE to ON with the alias TEMP.

Frequencies:

VHF: 144.800 MHz

UHF: 432.500 MHz

(May 2015)