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[aprssig] Wrap up [was: How to digi 6x in the New APRS world?]

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) ajfarmer at spenet.com
Wed Aug 17 12:51:04 UTC 2005


With the hop issue aside, this sounds like a great use of APRS 
considering that 10GHz contacts require precise aiming with directional 
antennas.  Knowing the exact position of the station you are trying to 
work would make things much easier.  I'm surprised more contesters 
haven't picked up on this for use during VHF contests...

73!

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
http://www.aj3u.com

Matt Werner wrote:
> I believe he addressed it in the earlier message, maybe indirectly..
> 
> "I will be using APRS as a method of announcing my presence once I
> arrive at the base of the structure.  This strategy worked well last
> year:"
> 
> I would assume this means that those interested in the contest will be
> watching for his APRS presence.  I would also assume that he expects
> for people to see him as he says this strategy worked well last year. 
> In fact, since he's used this for four years, I expect it's worth the
> trouble.
> 
> 73 - Matt
> 
> 
> On 8/16/05, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> 
>>w2ev at arrl.net wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I need 6 hops because that represents the DX I can attain on 10-GHz
>>>with my station.  I've actually mapped it out.  It isn't 30
>>>states...it is parts of four states and one province (not even full
>>>states at that), assuming that the frame gets 6 digi's out in the
>>>first place
>>>
>>>...
>>
>>Assuming you actually succeed in getting out 6 hops, how many users do
>>you actually expect to:
>>
>>A)  See the message, allowing for all the dumb TX-only trackers and
>>TH-D7/D700 users not in a position to see and/or read the message?
>>
>>B) Be equipped to operate on 10 GHz if they do see the message?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
>>EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
>>Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com
>>
>>APRS Symbol Chart
>> http://webs.lanset.com/wa8lmf/miscinfo/APRS_Symbol_Chart.pdf
>>
>>New/Updated "Rev G" APRS     http://webs.lanset.com/wa8lmf/aprs
>>Symbols Set for UI-View,
>>UIpoint and APRSplus:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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