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[aprssig] APRS in Atlanta - flooding the network

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at jnos.org
Wed Oct 12 00:31:22 UTC 2005

> Bill, 
> You still don't get it, do you? 


 > APRS is not for long distance
> communications.  It is for local tactical communications. 

Read what I said below.  That's the normal use.  "Playing" to learn the 
system and understand the fringe capabilities of the network is a good 
thing.   Normally it's not needed.  Some day it may be.  Regardless it's 
fun, and certainly not any way harmful, to push the boundaries from time 
to time.

 > Internet gateways
> were designed to link the local networks together and provide that long haul
> capability.   If you want extended ranges try HF.

It's also fun to see just how far a packet can be bounced on HF.... 
:-)   Though right now I'm more interested in seeing what we can do with 
NVIS for more medium range usage.

> Eric KF4OTN


> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Atlanta - flooding the network
> For normal day to day use, yes - using a two hop path and letting the IGates
> do their magic for our APRS communication is a good thing.
> But this is about radio and the special things we can do with it.  If
> needed, we can reach out and communicate over extended ranges.  The new
> paradigm has the backdoor paths that make this possible.  As such, it's a
> good thing to test and exercise it so we the operators have an idea of
> what's possible and how to do it.
> ...
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP

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