[aprssig] APRS on UHF?
jasonacg at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Nov 26 11:07:52 CST 2008
It's found in some parts of the country, particularly the Pacific
Northwest, which seems to be pioneering UHF APRS at 9600 baud.
From an outsider's standpoint, it seems like frequency allocation is a
problem. While all of the regional band plans seem to agree on 144.39
for VHF, there is no standard for UHF. What's used in Seattle, for
example, would interfere with other activity here in Florida.
Add to that the cost of new gear to support it, and there's probably not
going to be a lot of takers right now.
But I agree...I'd like to see it more widespread as well.
73 de Jason, KD4ACG
> 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...
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