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[aprssig] The Rise and Fall of the APRS Empire

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Sat Aug 27 00:04:34 UTC 2005


At 02:22 PM 8/26/2005, kc5zrq wrote:
>Tell me how to get the 100 or so miles to Clovis> from
>Lubbock --  and I don't mean highway 84!  <G>> >
>Earl> > > Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk>
>
>This morning I messaged to W5ROY-15 by transmitting packets
>from my home station in South Lubbock directly to the BLKWTR
>digipeater.  At the time, there were over 120 stations in my
>list, and that's not counting all the objects.

         This afternoon, I'm showing 14 stations on my map, and three of 
those are from the internet stream.  Seven are digis.

>The truth is, if you want to communicate reliably between
>Lubbock and Clovis, a path of about 100 miles, you need to
>setup another digipeater.

         Can't do it!

         That would require more than the 2-hop maximum now being 
touted.  In fact, that would require four hops.

>Using a path with lots of hops isn't going to improve the
>reliability of communications.  What are you hoping for?  To
>make a big circle over to AI5TX-1, which is also about 100
>miles away from Lubbock's digipeaters?

         Actually, we used to route up through the Clayton area and then 
down through Amarillo and Plainview.

         Earl


Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
http://kd5xb-2.no-ip.info






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