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[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

Robbie - WA9INF mwrobertson at comcast.net
Sun Jul 10 16:52:20 UTC 2005


Geoffrey,

I am guessing you and the others in your area of concern have not gotten 
together and designated anyone to I-Gate from the APRS-IS objects 
considered to be of interest??

If no one in your area is gating these items of interest, do it and if 
no one complains about it, there you go!

There has to be coordination by the APRS communities in all areas to 
make all this come together.. Divided we fall... United we have a 
community service for all....

Robbie

Geoffrey Dick wrote:
> Here we are, with Hurricane Dennis offshore a few hundred miles due
> west of Orlando, Florida, and no posted storm location can be seen
> of it via APRS RF links.   Here is a perfect tactical application
> that has fallen flat!      
> 
> I am beginning to understand Earl Needham's concern over being 
> isolated with the new path length limitations to APRS.  From Central
> Florida we used to see these kind of RF postings.  Now all we can
> see is 22 stations, with only a single Wx station showing on the  
> the Gulf coast, as seen from Central Florida.
> 
> One can connect to the internet and see object DENNI_ato uplinks to 
> APRS by NHCTCM via the servers.   This is great for people who have
> high speed internet connections.   When power is lost, and the lines
> and down, the people within the area of most concern will not be
> able to use RF APRS to see the center of storm as posted objects.
> I believe APRS has lost the tactical feature it once had with a
> good RF network in place.  
> 
> 
> Geoffrey Dick, wa4ikq 
> 
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