[aprssig] digi and igate coverage in the plains

hasan schiers schiers at netins.net
Thu Sep 29 21:55:48 CDT 2005

Steve's comments about Iowa are correct,

IA - Excellent modern WIDEn-N network covers nearly 100% of the
Interstates and most other areas as well.

...hasan, N0AN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tyler Allison" <tyler at allisonhouse.com>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:31 PM
Subject: [aprssig] digi and igate coverage in the plains

> I'm working with a storm chasing team (educational) from a local
> university that is considering outfitting one of their vehicles with an
> APRS tracker so their home based nowcaster (like forecasting but "now")
> can track their location for better storm forecasting and advice for
> positioning and safety.
> One major concern is none of us hams in the group have run an APRS tracker
> in the plains so we are leary of the coverage.
> Is there a way for me to put together a "likely" coverage map for APRS to
> see if running a tracker would prove useful or an excercise in futility as
> we blink in and out every couple hours?
> Think of it as a SAR operation covering 11 states :)
> The main states would probably be:
> Eastern Colorado
> Northern Texas
> OK, KS, NE, SD, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL
> If you think it's worth it what path should we use for maximum chance of
> coverage?
> -Tyler
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