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[aprssig] National Parks APRS Digi Coverage (Rev 4)

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 8 13:15:00 UTC 2004


Just like Cellular, we dont need mobile APRS coverage as much where
we live as where we DRIVE.  Yet for us it is easiest to put coverage
where we live...  As a community, we also need to consider where our
fellow HAMs are traveling and making sure they are covered.  With 32
HAMs a day visiting the Grand Canyon, we need a digi there... and
other places:

TOURIST AREA       VISITRS/YR HAMS/DAY APRS  REPORTED BY
-----------------  ---------- -------- ----  --------------
Acadia Natl Pk     2,469,000    16     ?
Arches NP            786,000     6     no    WB4APR
Assateaque Is      1,810,000    12     some  WB4APR
Badlands ND        1,105,000     7     ?
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay   ?        ?     YES   VE6SZR
Big Bend NP             ?        ?     no    KB9WVG
Bryce Canyon NP    1,099,000     7     no    WB4APR (1999)
Blue Ridge Pkwy   19,153,000   130     yes
C&O Canal (MD)     3,115,000    21     yes   Hrprs Fy to Whites Fy
Canyonlands NP       401,000     3     ?
Cape Cod Seashore  4,581,000    30     some  N1Bq
Chatahoochee Rvr   2,659,000    18     yes
Cape Hatteras      2,647,000    18     yes   KF4OTN
Death Valley       1,179,000     8     ?
Devils Tower         383,000     2     no    N2IPH & KC5JIF
Everglades         1,000,000     7     yes   N4TCW
Gettysburg         1,542,000    10     yes
Glacier NP         1,728,000    12     ?
Glen Canyon        2,568,000    17     no    WB4APR (99)
Grand Tetons       2,590,000    17     no    WA8LMF
Great Smokies     14,486,000    95     yes   spotty
Grand Canyon       4,460,000    32     no    WB4APR June 99
Hawaii Volcanoes   1,514,000    10     ?
Indiana Dunes      1,820,000    12     yes   K9APR
Lake Meade         8,755,000    60     yes   N7ZEV
Mamouth Cave       1,749,000    12     some  KA0AZS
Mesa Verde           452,000     4     yes   at top
Mount Rainer       1,344,000     9     ?
Mt Rushmore        1,868,000    12     no    N2IPH & KC5JIF
Natchez Trace Pky  5,737,000    38     some?
Ozarks             1,568,000    10     ?
Rocky Mountain     3,185,000    21     no    camps nor hdqtrs
Shenandoah NP      1,419,000     9     probably
San Antonnio(Alamo)1,394,000     9     yes   K5ZZT
Sequoia              838,000     6     some  KG6JVE
Shiloh                  ?        ?     soon  Skaggs
Virgin Islands       704,000     6     no    WB4APR (1995)
Yellostone         3,100,000    20     no    N2IPH & KC5JIF
Yosemite           3,400,000    22     ?
Zion Natl Pk       2,432,000    16     no    WB4APR

The criteria here are those areas that are remote from the existing
terrestrial APRS infrastructure and which probably do not have enough
permanent locals to support a digi... "Coverage" means that you can
communicate from the parking lot of the biggest Campground or
Headquarters (Hiking to the TOP of the mountain doesn't count).

If you can supply any info above, please send to me and I will update
this list... Including of course, adding other areas.

If you can HELP place a digi there, PLEASE DO!

de WB4APR, Bob






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