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[aprssig] TEMPn-N for Field Day

Robbie, wa9inf mwrobertson at comcast.net
Tue Jun 27 18:56:18 UTC 2006

Bob es group,

I set up a TEMP digipeater with my base station on 145.010, as well as 
the TEMP1-1,TEMP7-7 demo APRS station at the North Shore Radio Club FD 
site, as well my TMD-700 mobile TEMP1-1 Fill digi on 145.010..  There 
were three stations plotted on my UI-View32 map. NS9RC FD, KE9LN 
Palatine, IL FD, and my wa9inf-1 mobile! I exchanged a couple messages 
with KE9LN.

Very poor demo, but great interest when I filled up the map on the 
144.390 channel...

My observations led me to beleive that it wasn't the lack of interest in 
APRS, it was more the competitive attitude towards CW and SSB contacts. 
The general public was a lot more interested in the map displays, the 
messageing cababilities I think than the CW idea. SSB also was more 
interesting to the spectators... Especially the Emergency SAR, 
assistance knowing where the "units" were and so forth got a lot of 
attention... I also ran a couple power point shows when I got their 
attention rather than just answering off the hip questions..


Robert Bruninga wrote:

>Did anyone do this TEMPn-N thing for FD?
>I was on travel and missed FIeld Day completely and
>in this area, 10" of rain over the weekend pretty
>much put a damper on everything else...  Does anyone
>have anything to report on the TEMPn-N experiment?
>>>>wa7nwp at jnos.org 06/22/06 12:00 PM >>>
>Is anybody at all thinking about setting up a TEMPn-N setup for
>Field Day?
>I was suggesting 144.99 but now I think that with the minimal
>use that we'd be better off trying 145.01 or 144.35 and using
>the existing digi's there.  Not completely kosher with the FD
>rules but I won't tell if nobody else does.
>Bill - WA7NWP

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