[aprssig] APRS Mountaintopping

Tom Hayward esarfl at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 19:54:06 CDT 2009

We regularly see a path open from VHEBO to VBALDI. In fact, it seems
to be open right now. VHEBO, on Mt. Hebo near Pacific City, OR, is
being gated by TACOMA after a WIDE1-1 hop, which based on the current
network infrastructure could only be VBALDI (a D700-based digipeater
on Mt Baldi, near Enumclaw WA). This is the 9600 baud APRS network on

I don't believe there are any 9600 digipeaters south of VHEBO, but
with more interest, we could build infrastructure down to San Diego.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Robert Bruninga<bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>>> Bob KL3BD is on Mt McKinley...
>> I managed to get an APRS message to KL3BD...
>> He was at the time at about 5073 metres or
>> 16645 feet.... probably both high elevation
>> records, and being broken every time he transmits.
> We easterners envy those western mountains.  I bet the left
> coast guys could get APRS packets from San Diego to Seattle in a
> lot less than the 14 hops it is going to take us on the
> Appalachian Trail. www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html
> Why doesn't someone take on the challenge along the coast, or
> through the rockies, or wherever...  They have nice trails out
> there...
> APRS use it or lose it.  With all those D7's and now the VX-8R,
> every ham hiker should have one...
> Bob, WB4APR
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