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[aprssig] RE: aprssig Digest, Vol 3, Issue 28

john van sandt n9yrx at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 27 18:42:48 UTC 2004

Bob sed:
"Of course I assume everyone knows that this wont work on a mountain top
digi in LA that can hear 300 users direct!  But nothing can fix that.
Any digi that
can hear more than the ALOHA number of stations (about 60 for average
are completely overloaded and obsolete anyway.  Those digis must be
by multiple low sites that dont have to hear so much QRM. no matter what

frequency they listen on.

de Wb4APR, Bob"

I have started an APRS net as part of our ARES monthly events.  The problem 
I have is I am having to use an ever increasing WideX-X to get a message to 
check-ins.  I think the reason for this is that there are more digis that 
"burn off" a Wide statement than what there was a year ago.  I am now up to 
Wide7-7 to get a message reliabily 125 miles away in 5 re-tries.
Any thoughts or am I opening another can of worms?  (Don't open a can of 
worms unless you plan on going fishing:)

ARRL Clark County ILL ARES® Coordinator
ILL Section Offical Emergency Station
For present APRS location:
ARO John W. Van Sandt
1302 Beech St.
Marshall, ILL 62441
Ph 217-826-8821

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