[aprssig] Appalachian Trail APRS trip report

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Mar 7 17:08:43 CST 2006

scott at opentrac.org wrote:
>> 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
Typical -- (Relatively) high-power base station talkout v.s. 
flea-powered battery-limited talkback from mobile (hand-held cellphone). 

[ I'm forever trying to convince my girl friend that I can't hear her 
cell phone decently, even though she hears me clearly from the wireline 
side,  when she calls on it from inside the house. ]

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