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[aprssig] No APRS in Louisville, KY

Jeff Kunce N0JUH jefflists08 at corrt.com
Wed Aug 13 14:58:33 UTC 2008


Thanks, Keith,

Maybe buildings or hills weaken the coverage along I-64?  I could hear a 
few packets, but only one was decoded by my D700 (a digi south of 
town.)  I probably don't have the most optimized signal, but if you look 
at my mobile track N0JUH-4 you can see that I'm being picked up in most 
areas.  I also looked at APRS history maps and Louisville is pretty 
empty compared to other metro areas - I would think that you would see a 
few more travelers/truckers along the interstate.

  --Jeff, n0juh

Keith Stevenson wrote:
> Jeff,
>
> There are a couple of digis in the Louisville area.  KF4ERV runs an
> IGATE digi, and Bullitt Amateur Radio Society runs the KY4KY-3 digi
> just south of town.  Both support New-N and I see repeater objects
> posted at irregular intervals.  There's not a lot of other activity
> though.
>
> The largest APRS user in Louisville is our local search and rescue
> team.  I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on beyond them.  One of my
> pet projects is to start building a more cohesive APRS infrastructure
> in Kentucky, but I'm still in the planning stages.
>
> I'll look for your posits on your return trip through Louisville.
>
> 73,
> Keith, AJ4KI (former KI4YBQ)
>
>   





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