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[aprssig] Work still needed in NortheEast on New Paradigm

NE1B ne1b at adelphia.net
Tue Jun 7 03:13:44 UTC 2005


What are you saying?  Is there a lack of DIGIs there or are they still on 
the old parameters?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian B. Riley" <brianbr at mac.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Sig" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 11:14 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Work still needed in NortheEast on New Paradigm


> This past weekend I traveled from Burlington, Vermont area to Newport , RI
> staying overnight with relatives in Springfield, MA. The route was
> essentially I-89 to I-91 to I-90, to MA/RI Rt 146, to I-295, I-95, RI Rt 
> 4,
> RI Rt 138.
>
> I left my D700 set to WIDE2-2, 50 watts, at 3 minute rate for the whole
> trip. The expected black holes were there (West Central VT, SW VT, N end 
> of
> I-91 in MA) but the areas around White River Junction and Brattleboro 
> which
> usually provide twenty or so miles of coverage each were totally
> unresponsive.
>   So it would seem that  "new paradigm black hole" here extends from just
> below Montpelier, VT when you run out of range of K1UC-3 in Waterbury all
> the way down to 25 miles above Springfield, MA, when you get in range of 
> the
> superb digi on Mt Tom, a distance of 140-150 miles or so. By far Western
> standards that may not be much, but in the crowded closed in NE that's a 
> big
> gap. If either one of  the two newly unresponsive areas had been 
> accessible
> the greatest gap would have been 60 miles






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