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[aprssig] Appalachain Trail APRS event this weekend

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 22 05:55:28 UTC 2009


How about if the last node is the one (only one) to drop the packet into APRS-IS?  Sort of like the 18th hole in miniature golf...

Greg  KO6TH


> From: bruninga at usna.edu
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:40:11 -0400
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Appalachain Trail APRS event this weekend
> 
> >> 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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