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

Frank Keeney kg6jve at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 03:12:20 UTC 2007

I've found that central through southern Utah is well covered on the I-70.
With many high elevation digis.

I normally use WIDE1-1,WIDE3-2 in more rural areas.

Frank Keeney, KG6JVE
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Behalf Of Tom Smith
> 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

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