[aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Sun Jul 10 12:30:18 CDT 2005

  See below:

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>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Object DENNI_ato Cannot Be Seen on RF Path

>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outdated, bogus hurricane data all over the place with no  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.

Unfortunately, 2 stations have created Dennis objects with obvious errors in
both position and direction of travel.  The postion errors are 18 and 28
miles at the present time.  One of the object generating stations is in the
NE US.  WxSvr seems to plot them accurately, but at times it may be a little
behind.  Still, it is the best source for Hurricane data via APRS, IMO.
Ideal source for gating hurricane info to your local network.


>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

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