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[aprssig] NVIS WAS: APRS in Atlanta - flooding the network

Justin W. Pauler jwpauler at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 13:16:24 UTC 2005


NVIS antennas are great, we built our own... For 50-500 miles out, it
is outstanding.

On 10/12/05, Christensen, Eric H <CHRISTENSENE at mail.ecu.edu> wrote:
> What kind of antenna are you using for NVIS?  I've always wanted to do some
> experimentation but never had the time/real estate.
>
> Eric KF4OTN
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Bill Vodall WA7NWP
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 8:31 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Atlanta - flooding the network
>
>
>
> > Bill,
> > You still don't get it, do you?
>
> LOL.
>
>  > 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
>
> Bill
>
>
> >
> >
> > -----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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Justin W. Pauler
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