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[aprssig] Repeater coverage in midwest

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Sat Aug 20 06:19:51 UTC 2005


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Keith - VE7GDH
> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 18:54 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Repeater coverage in midwest
> 
> 
> Vic KC2GUI wrote on 19/08/2005
> 
> > I will be chasing a manned gas balloon out of ABQ, NM starting 
> around Oct
> > 1. The balloon is participating in a long distance competition. 
> These races
> > typically fly over most of the midwest states - CO, TX, NE, KS, 
> IA, SD, ND,
> > MN and occasionally range as far as MA. Each balloon will carry a APRS
> > tracker. I am wondering about repeater coverage in the midwest. 
> Can anyone
> > speak to this? Are repeater locations documented somewhere?
> 
> I hope someone can help you out with specific coverage, but was 
> it coverage for the balloon or for people chasing the balloon on 
> the ground that you were thinking of? I'm sure the balloons will 
> have a pretty big footprint. Will they be using perhaps no path 
> at all, or maybe just WIDE1-1?

Better for a balloon would be WIDE2-1.
73, Cap 





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