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[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

Chris Schwab 1schwab1 at tampabay.rr.com
Sun Jul 10 17:05:43 UTC 2005


I am still gating it here in from my station in Pinellas. I think you used
to see it originating from my station. Unfortunately, with this new wide
routing, I don't think it's making it much further than Polk County any

If you want some hints on how to make it happen, please feel free to shoot
me an email and will go over it. Unfortunately, I think it means the guys in
the middle might get the bulletins & position statements twice.

I'm with you - I think we've done more harm than good with some of these
changes implemented. While this might have been a good solution for the NE
corridor or California, I think we've crippled the network in areas such as
our own.

Chris N4BSA

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Geoffrey Dick
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 12:27 PM
To: aprsfl at lists.tapr.org; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

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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