[aprssig] KB1LYU-3 SugarBush Digi Update
brianbr at mac.com
Mon Sep 26 10:33:12 CDT 2005
I took the trip South to NJ this weekend as I mentioned in my earlier
report. The KB1LYU Digi has better coverage than any of us imagined.
The Western route to Burlington VT which is primarily VT 22A which
used to have a 50-60 mile APRS black hole has now shrunk to a single
20 mile stretch which is more than liveable. In addition the area
just north of the new coverage which had highly 'peek-a-boo' coverage
from my own N1BQ-3 digi now has rock solid coverage, the mountain
shadows of each digi being totally different, anything one digi
doesn't get the other does. All things considered Jonathan's digi on
Mount Ellen (Sugarbush area) adds over 15-2000 sq miles of new
coverage and solidifies coverage of another 1000 sq miles as well.
What remains to be checked out is the exact coverage down the East
side of the Green Mountains on I-89. I plan to make a run to White
River Junction on I-89 and run 30 second beacons to 'map' LYU's
coverage sometime this week.
Right now it looks like all you eastern skiers will have
significantly improved APRS coverage when you head North to ski this
winter! We have W1CGT-3/N1BQ-3 covering the Champlain Valley, and
Gore, Whiteface, Smuggler's Notch, K1UC-3 covering Stowe, Jay Peak
covered by several Canadian digis, and KB1LYU-3 covering Sugarbush,
Sugarbush North, Mad River Glen, and possibly some coverage in
Killington area. K1UC-3, N1BQ-3, and KB1LYU-3 are all KPC3+'s running
'new paradigm' S-type settings, so, WIDE2-2 just about anywhere in
the region is almost 100% guaranteed to 'print' to the APRS-IS.
Killington, Whaleback, and Mt Sunapee are aslo covered by K1JY-2 on
Kearsarge Mountain in NH but it doesn't do WIDEN-N.
I want to publicly thank Jonathan, KB1LYU for this great addition
to the network here in the North Country.
cheers ... brian riley, underhill center, vermont
<brianbr at mac.com>
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