RSSI and audio quality

Today I happened to hear a conversation where one station was having packet loss.  They mentioned that they did not know what was going on with the network, but the reality is that rarely is there anything wrong with the network.  Before blaming the network you MUST look at the Last Heard page.

As an example, look at the RSSI and packet loss of a station experiencing packet loss:

A signal of -120.2 dB means that this station is not being heard very well by the repeater they are transmitting to, and because of this they have a 11.7% packet loss.  This is an example of where it is an issue with the station, such as their location or their equipment.

In contrast, here is a good signal in to a repeater:

If you see this, AND someone is having issues hearing you on ANOTHER networked repeater, THEN there may be an issue with the network, and you should send an email to the following address:

If you have any questions about the health of the network, you may also email and I will try to answer it in a timely manner.