[aprssig] APRS on UHF?
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Nov 26 11:03:00 CST 2008
The UHF freq for APRS is 445.925 but it's a packet in the
wilderness. No infrastrucuture, so no reason to be there...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Ben Jackson
> Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 11:53 AM
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> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS on UHF?
> On 11/26/2008, "Patrick" <winston at winston1.net> wrote:
> >A question came to mind today to a couple of us on the way
> to work... Why hasn't aprs
> >standardized on UHF? Being on the uhf bands would resolve
> many of the issues for mobile
> >installations (ie de-sense to other 2m radios, car stereos,
> etc)... True the coverage
> >wouldn't be quite as long distanced, but the uhf bands seem
> to be a lot less used, and
> >commercial uhf hardware is available cheaply and in
> abundance which could be easily
> >modified for this sort of use...
> There's a lot of existing infrastructure for 2M, so think we'd
> experience a"lockwasher effect" if anyone ever tried to make
> to move to another band. Would it make more sense to have
> standard APRS
> frequencies for 1.25M, 70cm, and 23cm?
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