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[aprssig] Coverage between Oklahoma City and Little Rock

Richard Sharp, KQ4KX kq4kx at arrl.net
Thu Dec 28 17:30:29 UTC 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 
too.

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R. Crockett" <rcrocket at win.org>


> Scott,
>
> 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
>> to
>> drop out for about 5 hours.  Prior to that it had been working well, and 
>> I
>> was able to send it a few configuration commands.  Looks like it's 
>> working
>> again now as he's approaching Memphis, though I haven't been able to get
>> my
>> 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.
>>
>> Scott
>> N1VG







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