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[aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

Christensen, Eric CHRISTENSENE at MAIL.ECU.EDU
Mon Feb 21 20:38:06 UTC 2005


Dave,
If everyone out there was as curious and you and your son, then we
wouldn't be having this discussion right now.  I agree that RELAY,W2-2
is an excellent path for everywhere (except maybe Los Angeles).  I would
support digipeaters utilizing a W2-2 in their UIDIGI to support one hop
UNTIL I started to see people running W2-2,W2-2,W2-2.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of tracker do you use?

73s,
Eric KF4OTN


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of David Odom
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 15:30
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility
> 
> 
> Eric,
> 
> I follow the Sig but say very little.  I disagree with you on 
> this thread 
> and feel I should speak up for those of us who travel a lot.  
> I am not a 
> trucker but my son, KG4RIP and I travel a lot using APRS to keep our 
> families informed.  In the past 2 years I have been in 27 
> different states 
> on two trips.  It makes no sense to us,  who cross a state in 
> 2 hours, and 
> maybe cross 3 or 4 in a day, to not provide a universal path 
> for travelers. 
> I used relay,w2-2 on my entire 27 state trip and was posted 
> on FindU when in 
> range of a digi.  There were some gaps for sure I10 in parts 
> of Texas and 
> I80 through Nebraska don't have much digi coverage but it 
> enough to give my 
> family a rough estimate where I am and that I am ok.
> 
> I believe we will lose a lot of the utility and interest in 
> APRS if we 
> abandon the ability of travelers to us a single universal 
> path.  Especially 
> those of us who travel a lot without copilots to operate the radios.
> 
> Dave
> W4VOR
> 
> 
> 
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