[aprssig] Anyone know what DISABL is?

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Tue Aug 1 18:16:57 CDT 2006

Pat KA9SCF wrote...

> I wouldn't be able to hear a UT station in IL terrestrially. I'm guessing
> there are bunches of these if it's a standard config in a KPC3.

You're right... Utah would be some pretty good DX! Thanks to Steve for 
suggesting the raw data at www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=disabl

You might be able to run down the list and see if you recognize any of the 
stations that gated it narrow it down a bit geographically.

> Would actually be interesting to hunt it down. I think I determined
> it's north of me because stations that were south of me couldn't
> digi through it. I can compel it to transmit because it digipeats on
> the DISABL call as well.

That's a good idea to attempt digipeating through it. If you went mobile 
with a laptop you could try driving in various directions and observe if the 
signal gets stronger or weaker. On the other hand, if you could get others 
to try from their home QTHs and either listen or try digipeating through it, 
you might be able to narrow it down without going anywhere. Guess that would 
be what Bob calls Omni DFing. A directional antenna could also be used to 
try and narrow down the direction.

Good luck in tracking it/them down. Hmmm... that could make it interesting 
if there was more than one DISABL in your vicinity. It would just make it a 
bit trickier to track it down.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!" 

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