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[aprssig] APRS Dieing?

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Thu Sep 6 13:36:30 UTC 2007

At 06:27 AM 9/6/2007, J D Delancy wrote:
>Just drove a 1600 miles trip thru the midwest and back.  APRS 
>coverage thru Southern Ohio (except for Columbus), West Virginia and 
>Western Maryland does not appear to "alive and well"
>Has anyone else noticed that?

         Yes, I agree, some areas are leaving APRS.  One about a 
hundred miles from me is a real puzzler, it sounds like the whole 
town just up and left 144.39.

         There are also areas where I drive that have never had APRS 
digi coverage.

         Something else I've noticed, is that your mobile will work 
just fine at home, but when you get 1000+ miles away, something about 
the digis is different, and your mobile might not "see" any APRS 
activity.  This happened to me recently when I went to Atlanta.  I 
could hear the tones, they didn't sound like the tones I hear in 
Texas and New Mexico, and my UI-View/KPC-3+ setup in the truck wasn't 
able to put ANYTHING on the map.  Other than myself, of course.  When 
I headed back west, it all started working again.

         7 3

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT 

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