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[aprssig] APRS "text messaging" over long distances

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 9 00:25:06 UTC 2005


Someone may be I gating your traffic back and forth. 
Or there is an icredible tropo ducting event going on.
 :) :) 

Chris 
KB8UIH


--- Ian <ik7565 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Someone smarter than me (that should be most people
> on this list) please
> tell me how this happens.  I am on top of Mt.
> Greylock in western MA in my
> car with a TM-D700A running WIDE2-2 and K5LTC-9 is
> near Dallas TX running
> same setup and path in his car and we are text
> messaging each other in near
> real-time, and getting ACKs back.  I thought WIDE2-2
> was suppose to keep
> things rather "local" and this is well over a 1000
> miles.  Are digipeaters
> keeping track of our locations and overriding paths
> when a message is sent?
> 
> TIA, Ian N8IK-9
> 
> 
> 
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