[aprssig] APRS in remote California - some results
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Apr 27 10:50:54 CDT 2006
wa8lmf2 at aol.com wrote:
> Something is seriously wrong with your setup (or several digipeaters
> are off the air!).
> I-5 has essentially continuous coverage from the Mexican border to
> well beyond Redding in the north. I've driven I-5 with my D700 (50
> watts into roof-mounted Comet SB-14 6-2-450 tri-bander ant) many times
> and always have almost continuously heard the two-tone "my call" beeps
> confirming digipeats along the entire length. Byond Yreka, I-5 gets
> spotty until you cross the Siskyous and enter Oregon's central
> valley. Then once again, continuous coverage clear to Vancouver, B.C.
> The holes on US-101 look suspiciously large also.
> There IS a tendency to "drive off the edge of the earth" east of the
> Sierra Nevadas. Ironically, Death Valley actually does have fairly
> good coverage provided by very high digipeaters along the I-15 route
> between L.A. and Las Vegas.
> (Actually the I-15 corridor has pretty much continuous coverage from
> San Diego clear to Salt Lake City. However, you lose it if you stray
> more than about 20-30 miles either side of I-15 in Nevada or Utah)
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