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[aprssig] Anyone know what DISABL is?

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 19:56:39 UTC 2006


Actually, this is interesting.  Using the raw data, it appears that the
station is north and east of me.  KD8CAO seems to pick it up regularly which
is a station call I recognize here.  I'll try to probe further the next time
the band is open to Michigan.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 8/1/06, VE7GDH <ve7gdh at rac.ca> wrote:
>
> 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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