[aprssig] Work still needed in NortheEast on New Paradigm

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Jun 6 22:46:34 CDT 2005

I believe it is a combo of the two.  Some of the black holes have always
been there, but  White River Junction (I-89/I-91) and Brattleboro areas
which used to work fine with R,W,W both failed to respond  to WIDE2-2

Cheers ... 73 de brian, n1bq, underhill center, vermont

On 6/6/05 11:13 PM, "NE1B" <ne1b at adelphia.net> wrote:

> 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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