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[aprssig] APRS Advice for US Trip

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Feb 25 17:52:29 UTC 2009


I'm certainly not an expert on such matters, but I'd personally use a 
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 for most of the trip.  There will be entire areas of the 
country where you still won't reach a gate with that.  However, 
increasing to WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 probably won't help much in those areas 
anyway, IMHO.

I'm not familiar with UIDIGI on the D700, but if that means a mobile 
digi, it might help others, but it won't help you.  And in some areas of 
the country, it might actually decrease your chances of making it to an 
IGate due to the increased congestion on 144.390.

Finally, if you post here or e-mail me privately, I'd like to watch your 
progress and generate some APRS infrastructure usage charts for your 
perusal.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Working on APRS Infrastructure Visualization tools

Ralph Milnes wrote:
> I want to be sure I have my radio (D700) set correctly for a long trip
> around the US -- from NJ thru Appalachia, the Southwest, West Coast,
> Northern Tier and back to NJ. A primary goal is to reach the IS feed so
> friends and family can track me via Findu.
>
> All the US is on 144.39, right?
> Path would be WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1: Any locales where I should change it?
> I'll have voice alert on (CT 100)
> Should I have my UIDIGI function on in any spots -- or be sure to turn it
> off in others?
>
> What else to watch for?
>
> Ralph KC2RLM
>
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