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[aprssig] Bob, Address the WIDE7-6 Possibility

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Feb 22 14:02:16 UTC 2005


Yes, now that we have a complete map of the user
density all over the USA, I see no problems with
truckers using WIDE4-4 everywhere west of the Mississippi 
except for the metro areas of Calif, Seattle, Denver

and WIDE3-3 east of the Mississippi excet for the
northeast and Chicago, Atlanta and Tampa, etc..

Local travlers wouild use one less probably just to
cut down on QRM most of the time...

de WB4APR, Bob


>>> "David  Odom" <dodom at mindspring.com> 2/21/05 3:30:25 PM >>>
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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