[aprssig] Broken digis (Ohio to Oklahoma and everywhere inbetween
jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Wed Aug 1 13:22:07 CDT 2007
On Aug 1, 2007, at 10:15 AM, <n0gik at qcom.net> <n0gik at qcom.net> wrote:
> I traveled via motorcycle from Denver to Cooke City, MT (I-25
> North, over to Shoshoni and Cody) and back south through
> Yellowstone, Jackson, Rock Springs (WY), Craig CO and over Hwy 40
> to Colorado Springs and up to Denver again.
> I was very QRP (about 100 mw into 1/4 wave). Probably should have
> had more power - but figured with mountain digis - I'd get at least
> a few reports thru the system.
I'm very surprised you didn't make a single packet into the system
too. In WY, there are several digis along the route you took, and I
would be very surprised if no packet ever made it into a "quiet time"
anywhere there. There's also fairly good IGate coverage of those
digis (if you are using a 2 hop path, preferably 3). On the other
hand, 100 mw really is low power, so it's possible that it was just
too low. I know with my normal setup (50 watts into a 5/8 wave, so a
great deal different from what you were doing), I would get good
repeats for a huge chunk of your route no problem.
What path were you using?
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