[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

n2lbt at spamcop.net n2lbt at spamcop.net
Sun Jul 10 11:54:51 CDT 2005

Reverse gating of WX objects and WX Warnings on 1200 baud VHF that  
pertain to your area are the duty of your LOCAL iGate system  
operator. You should contact that operator and request this data if  
it pertains to your area.

This data starts on the internet, travels on the internet and is only  
gated carefully by those that choose to do such that are connected to  
the internet. There was chaos when dozens of people were plotting  
outdated, bogus hurricane data all over the place with no  
coordination. Even worse, iGates reverse gating these objects to  
areas the did not want, nor need the data.

Instead of ignoring the reality about 1200baud RF and complaining  
like others, join the fun and have your club sponsor an iGate or join  
the club that does sponsor it and give your feedback.

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Albany, NY

On Jul 10, 2005, at 12:26 PM, 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.

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