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[aprssig] I-80 Ohio/IN and D710 objects

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Wed May 28 16:05:04 UTC 2008


But that is it, the locals don't need to know what the local repeaters are
but those driving in from out of the area. Those pocket directories are
difficult to use while driving down the highway and attempting to tune a
radio. Sometimes I try but I can't repeat the comments on this list that the
wife makes when I ask her to read the book and try frequency after frequency
that have no valid repeaters.

On and off over the years I have purchased directories but I do not make a
habit ot it, maybe 5 over the past 30 years on an impulse buy. My latest was
back in April with my new D710, made sure to get the large print one.

9 times out of 10 I am disappointed but that is the nature of the beast
since most of the repeaters are either "paper repeaters", down for repairs
(months or years on end) or have no tone information. On that note, about
8-10 years ago I purchased a directory and found a repeater that I
coordinated when I was about 13 years old in NJ. I told the coordinating
body more years ago than I care to remember that the repeater was off the
air..no one bothered removing it.

So an Object beacon is indeed useful.

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Greenhalgh,
Christopher K.
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:53 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] I-80 Ohio/IN and D710 objects


SNIP>>
I'm in Columbus, Ohio, and know just about all the local users, and not
one has an APRS radio, however, I do see mobile stations "passing
through" on I-70, but cant confirm what radio they are using.

When I'm on the road, I always carried a pocket repeater directory...it
has served me fine over the years.  :)

Just some thoughts...

...73, Chris.

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