[aprssig] APRS experiment along I-40, mapping vs. voice alert vs. local info
J. Gary Bender, WS5N
ws5n at wildblue.net
Fri Jul 16 21:01:50 CDT 2010
Thanks for cleaning it up Alex.
I usually send posts as Plain Text, but apparently missed it this time. I thought I had it set to default that way. I'll watch more carefully.
On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:54:21 -0700 (PDT), Alex Carver wrote:
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:06:31 -0600
>> From: "J. Gary Bender, WS5N"
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS experiment along
>> I-40, mapping vs. voice
>> alert vs. local info
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
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> Speaking of broken interfaces, the way the list scrubs HTML formatted email makes it very difficult to recover the text for quoting in a reply. That should be fixed, too. At least strip the HTML code and have the raw text posted to the list instead of the attachment method.
> I've recovered the text as plain text:
> ---begin recovered text---
> Close, but no cigar Alex! We missed by a day.
> I returned home to NM from Las Vegas, NV, on July 6 and went thorough Kingman AZ about a day and a half after you. I run Voice Alert with a D700.
> My experience has been similar to yours. Running VAlert for 3 or 4 years I have only had one QSO due to it. I've done better than that just catching someone talking on .52. Hill-topping works at times, too. I do the drive between western NM and LV, NV a couple times a year with no hits yet. I also run a 3 minute beacon. Occasionally I hear a data burst when in Albuquerque, but not lately. Unfortunately the times I have heard it, I was not inclined to pick up the mic and call. City driving, I'd have answered a call, but didn't initiate one.
> Your coverage through NM and AZ was pretty good considering your power and antenna. I usually run W1-1, W2-1, medium power, with a gain antenna. I had a few more locations post, but not that many. Coverage in western AZ on I40 is pretty thin between Flagstaff and Kingman.
> Still hoping to have a cup of coffee with someone I meet on Voice Alert! Having Voice Alert running doesn't cost me anything, so I'll keep it on.
> -- 73 --
> J. Gary Bender, WS5N
> Fence Lake, New Mexico USA
> ---end recovered text---
> I'm just a little surprised given how many populated places I went through that I didn't hear anything. Granted the setup wasn't great but it should have worked at least once.
> I'm just glad I made it to an Igate a few times in those areas. I guess there's at least one or two mountain top digipeaters that I was able to hit even with the bad antenna. Then again, with no one else transmitting I had the whole band to myself. :)
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