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[aprssig] Appalachian Trail APRS trip report

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Tue Mar 7 22:25:14 UTC 2006


> 4) RINO's were useless.  Lost contact at 1/3rd mile
>     but didnt know it until we wasted  hours backtracking.

Could you elaborate on that?  What were you backtracking for, and why didn't you know you'd lost contact?

> 6) Cell phones didnt (though we were getting full
>    scale signal readings (maybe we were hitting too
>    many cells?

My experience (usually on a boat off the California coast) seems to be that the cell towers are easily heard by the phone way out there, but not vice versa.

Scott
N1VG





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