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

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Tue Sep 11 00:38:01 UTC 2007


         I've been using one for some months now, when I am on the 
road.  I have the Merlin S720 -- it usually works, but sometimes I 
get out of range of any data service.  In larger cities, I get a good 
EVDO connection, and it's pretty quick, but even in more remote 
areas, I get a connection about as fast as dial-up.  It's a very nice 
option for what I do.

         You'll just have to take it to the various sites and try it 
to see if you get a good enough connection for your purpose.  I'd 
like to hear what you find.

         7 3
         Earl

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

At 06:25 PM 9/10/2007, Rusty Hemenway wrote:
>I've used a Verizon Wireless EVDO cell phone as access to the internet for a
>Telpac node with no issues
>
>Rusty K1GGS
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
>On Behalf Of K7FTP
>Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 1:33 PM
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] A test for APRS in some lessor traveled Western areas
>
>I'm doing some experimentation with a Sprint card on their
>EVDO network.  $59.99 isn't inexpensive, but it may be an option.
>We are heading to some repeater/digipeater locations later this
>week to try it out.  I doubt it will work at really remote sites, but
>we will see.






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