[aprssig] Appalachain Trail APRS event this weekend

Michael Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Tue Jul 21 15:41:16 CDT 2009

Will there be details on the EchoLink conference used for listen only
stations so we can listen along to the trials and tribulations and learn
from this event?


On 7/21/09 4:40 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

>>> Nothing will appear on the APRS-IS
>>> or internet, since this is an RF only
>>> event.  
>> 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!
> Bob, Wb4APR
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