[aprssig] Repeater Promotion and Useful Repeater Objects

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Thu Feb 7 21:09:29 CST 2008

Joseph NE3R wrote...

> Before creating a repeater object, one should think about how useful
> it will be to folks who are traveling through the area. There are 3
> repeater objects in on the map in my town, 147.06FDK and object I
> created, 442.800+, and 146.895MD. While each of these repeaters has
> coverage in the area, of the three, only the 147.06FDK gets much use..

> Maybe it is just me but I think having three repeater objects within 4
> miles is more confusing than helpful....

I can understand your logic, but if all three repeaters are on the air,
and have coverage similar to whatever is creating the object, why not
tell visitors about them? Repeaters can be used between two out-of-town
mobile stations that are out of simplex range with each other as well as 
between the visiting mobile and a local ham that is listening on his 
favourite repeater.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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