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[aprssig] Fill vs. wide?

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Thu Jul 15 19:01:37 UTC 2010

Conservatively assess the _unmet_ VHF needs of fellow actual APRS users on
the air in the potential coverage area, and cooperatively work backward from
there to improve the VHF network.  Who truly needs (what) more VHF packets
on the channel we all must share?  When?  From where?  Why?

For those viewing our stuff on internet, coverage is more a matter of IGates
than VHF digis.  

Conservative VHF user settings (of digipath and transmission interval) are
courteous VHF network settings.
73, Cap

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of John Dvoracek
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:27 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Fill vs. wide?
> I've searched and found no guidelines although such surely exist, but
> what's the rule of thumb for when a digipeater graduates from a fill
> digipeater to a wide-area digipeater?  Is there an antenna height
> about ground-level criteria?  I sysop digipeaters that vary from 90
> feet to 400 feet above ground.  There could be all sorts of other
> criteria I know, but, please, KISS mode reply!
> 73-John

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