[aprssig] Packet Node on 144.390 ?

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 21:38:34 CDT 2006

On 9/8/06, William McKeehan <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net> wrote:
> I'm really looking for reasons to give someone to NOT put a packet node
> (BBS
> or just PBBS) on 144.39.

Watch how busy a channel becomes when people try to connect:

Connecting to something that isn't there = 10 packets in a couple minutes.

Now add a digi that you need to get anywhere more than 10 miles around you:
20 packets and this all in 5 minutes or so.

This is one station I'm talking about ;-)

The APRS design doesn't work for conventional packet.  I recall that this
all started on 145.01 and channelized because of congestion in the late '80s

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
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