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[aprssig] More digis are changing to the new paradigm

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Tue Jul 5 15:51:52 UTC 2005


At 08:12 AM 7/5/2005, VE7GDH wrote:
>Earl KD5XB on 04/07/2005
>
>re boring...
>>Kinda like watching 5 mobiles, 2 home stations, and 17 digis!  <G>
>
>Maybe there aren't enough hams in the area. Any clubs around there to 
>"drum up some more interest"?

         Any clubs?  How about any PEOPLE!  <G>  Seriously, New Mexico is 
very sparsely populated throughout the area between Albuquerque and me.

>>We might need to consider whether we will ever have too many
>>IGATES, like too many beacons on 144.39. Just something to
>>think of now, before it's a problem.
>
>I could see "too many digis" potentially being a problem (but apparently 
>not in NM) but I don't think there would EVER be a problem with too many 
>properly set up IGates. The APRS-IS apparently doesn't have any problem 
>with duplicate reports sent from more than one IGate. Note the word 
>"properly"... just like digis, trackers, weather stations, and automatic 
>doors, they need to be set up properly.
>
>Anyway, I'm glad to hear that APRS is still fun to you, but if propnet 
>sounds interesting to you, why not do both? It doesn't have to be "all or 
>nothing".

         It does if you only have one rig, one antenna, one TNC, one 
soundcard, etc...<G>

         Earl


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






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