[aprssig] Appalachain Trail APRS event this weekend
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 21 15:40:11 CDT 2009
>> Nothing will appear on the APRS-IS
>> or internet, since this is an RF only
> It seems like it's a shame to lose all
> the exposure and history by keeping it
> off the web. Why not include special
> paths like AT2009,RFONLY so we can see
> what's happening?
I tried to think of a way to use the APRS-IS, but it just kept
coming back to the Risk for contaminating the event is too high.
We are using untraceable HOP7-7 packets, and so if anything got
into the APRS-IS and then back into the RF event, we would never
know if our packets were copmpromised. Further, the APRS-IS is
useless at watching paths, so there seemed little value gained?
You can watch on the APRS-IS for some activity since most sites
will have a backup 144.39 station as well.
I am open to better ways for organizing and conducting the test
for next year. Also, I think the west coasters should consider
a pacific crest or other long trail event too. Though out
there, you can probably do Mexico to Canada in 7 hops!
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