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[aprssig] A test for APRS in some lessor traveled Western areas

Chuck Kimball n0nhj at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 10 12:29:36 UTC 2007


Tom:

While you're in CO stick with the WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1.  I've got quite a few 
digis around western Colorado, but several need the second hop to get 
you back to the Igate.

Have a great trip.

Chuck  n0nhj
Glenwood Springs, CO

Tom Smith wrote:
> This will be a test of APRS coverage on some of the lightly traveled roads
> in the West.  My wife and I are leaving Sept 9 from the San Francisco Bay
> Area to Reno (not lightly traveled), across Nevada on US Highway 50 to Ely,
> down to Bryce Canyon N.P. and then on to Denver.  In past years I have been
> pleasantly surprised at the APRS coverage from Highway 50 in Nevada (It is
> called the loneliest road in America - actually it is not.  US 6 across
> Nevada is lonelier)
> I'll be KD6SOJ-9 with a D700 and a mag mount on the roof.  In Nevada and
> Utah I'll  use WIDE1-1,WIDE3-1.  In CA and CO I'll use WIDE2-1.
> We'll leave Denver Sept 18 or 19 and do some sightseeing in the Colorado
> Rockies before returning home over US 50.
> Tom Smith
> KD6SOJ
> 
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