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[aprssig] Fill-In digis ?

Travis Maclay TravisMaclay at sevierheights.org
Mon Oct 3 22:55:46 UTC 2005


You beat me to the punch!  I was going to put this out here in a few
minutes, but I'm glad I read before I typed.  I'm interested to hear
what comes of your thoughts posted here.

We can do a bit of live experiementing if you're interested, as I have
real-time access to the digi even from here at home.  Miracles of a VPN
into the office :-)

I'm reading, learning & awaiting more advice,


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of William McKeehan
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 6:52 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fill-In digis ?

I'm thinking about a digi that just went up; N4TJM-1. It is currently
configured as a WIDE digi (new paradigm). I think it's overlap with our
big digi, WA4KJH-7, makes this a bad idea and I think it should only be
a fill-in digi. I am not the owner of said digi, but want to offer some
advice and want to be able to fully explain my position to the guy that
has put the digi up.

There are some areas where that digi will be able to hear that WA4KJH-7
can not, so it would make a great fill-in digi location, but I'm not
sure about the WIDE.

Note that WA4KJH-7 is currently not a WIDEn-N digi; we hope that will
change before winter.

On Mon, October 3, 2005 6:11 pm, Keith - VE7GDH said:
> William KI4HDU wrote on Oct 3 2005
>> Exactly what I was looking for - thanks!
>> The NWAPRS site has a lot of information. Do you (or anyone else) 
>> have any discussion on how to determine if a digi should be a Fill-in

>> Digi vs a Full WIDEn-N dig?
> Here on the APRS SIG should be appropriate. Anyone can also join the 
> NWAPRS SIG (follow the link on the site at www.nwaprs.info) to join 
> it. It isn't limited to hams just in the Pacific Northwest.
> I would say that if you live in a location where there is a bit of 
> difficulty hitting the WIDEn-n digis, your location would be a good 
> candidate for a WIDE1-1 "fill-in" digi.... unless there was already a 
> "bunch" of them all close to each other. You don't want the WIDE1-1 
> digis too close together. What's the approximate lat / long of where 
> you would be placing it? I and others could look on the map and see 
> how it looks.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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