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[aprssig] Re: home RELAYs and paths

Chris Kantarjiev cak at dimebank.com
Wed Sep 8 19:42:50 UTC 2004


> I think if more stations would set up their home APRS stations as RELAYS,
> coverage on 144.39 would increase dramatically without decreasing the
> effectiveness of the network.  Even with the large Digi's in this area,
> there are still a lot of "dead" zones that would benefit from modest home
> based RELAYs.

Hear, hear!

There are several (uh, let's see, at least 6) home stations
between me and the nearest digipeater. Some of them, admittedly,
are "just" TCP connected, based on the reports that findu
shows. But several are not, and would/could produce a nice
little fill-in footprint.

I wonder if this is the case with many/most home stations? They
don't actually have a radio attached? Is there an easy way to
use the collected findu data to find out?




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