[aprssig] Broken digis (Ohio to Oklahoma and everywhere inbetween

Joel Maslak 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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