[aprssig] Coverage between Oklahoma City and Little Rock
Richard Sharp, KQ4KX
kq4kx at arrl.net
Thu Dec 28 11:30:29 CST 2006
I spent a few days in OKC last month. There was fairly good digi coverage
in the OKC area (using D7 and 1/4wave magmount). However, I was
disappointed to see that only one digi (of the ten I counted) seemed to be
compliant with the new n-N Paradigm. There was IGate stations in the area
----- Original Message -----
From: "R. Crockett" <rcrocket at win.org>
> Normal APRS in the midwest where there aren't any mountain top APRS Digis.
> Oklahoma has lots of area that isn't covered by digis.. and Missouri only
> has them around major citys along hwy 44 and 70.
> 73 de WØPC (Rick)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
>> How's coverage out there? I've got a tracker in a friend's car and he's
>> driving from California to Columbus, OH. East of Oklahoma City it seemed
>> drop out for about 5 hours. Prior to that it had been working well, and
>> was able to send it a few configuration commands. Looks like it's
>> again now as he's approaching Memphis, though I haven't been able to get
>> commands gated.
>> The tracker is running 10 watts into a 1/4 wave mag mount with a WIDE2-2
>> path. Should that path be OK back there? Can't run any higher power on
>> that setup without blowing a fuse - it's a temporary install and only has
>> power from the cigarette lighter.
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