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[aprssig] APRS in Ontario/Quebec

Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Aug 14 00:02:56 UTC 2006


I think you will find rock solid APRS coverage along the entire  
route, Ontario/Quebec has outstanding APRS participation,  
particularly along the routes between the major cities


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On Aug 13, 2006, at 6:07 PM, John Ronan wrote:

> Actually, that not correct..
>
> the full itinerary is Toronto, Niagra, Ottowa, Quebec, Tadoussac,  
> Montreal, Kingston, Toronto..  looking forward to it.
>
> Regards
> John
>
> On 13 Aug 2006, at 20:25, Brian Riley wrote:
>
>> I dunno where you will be in Quebec. But APRS coverage is rock  
>> solid across Southern Quebec (Montreal vicinity). My stepson goes  
>> to college in Montreal and when I drive from vermont to Montreal  
>> the digi coverage is wall-to-wall from 5 miles south of the border  
>> to and all around Montreal. I run WIDE2-2 and often hear my packet  
>> repeated as many as four five times.
>>
>> If you run a D7 with a 1/4wave magmount you will print to the APRS- 
>> IS 80-100%.
>>
>> On Aug 13, 2006, at 9:43 AM, John Ronan wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Apologies for my being off-topic.
>>>
>>> I've just done the 'remove green wire' mod from my TH-D7E (Turns  
>>> it into a TH-D7A) as I'll be arriving in Toronto the 31st of this  
>>> month.  It seems that there is plenty APRS coverage there so I'm  
>>> hoping that 5 Watts into a mini-magmount on the roof of whatever  
>>> vehicle we get should suffice (unless someone else knows better).
>>>
>>> What I'm looking for is a website/sites for accomodation etc in  
>>> Ontario/Quebec, or a pointer to 'reliable' ones, I'm seeing a  
>>> huge variation in prices from different sites but I've no idea  
>>> which ones are reliable or not.  Any help appreciated.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> de John
>>> EI7IG
>>> --
>>> John Ronan <jronan at tssg.org>, +353-51-302938
>>> Telecommunications Software &  Systems Group,  http://www.tssg.org





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