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[aprssig] APRS experiment along I-40, mapping vs. voice alert vs. local info

Richard Amirault ramirault at verizon.net
Fri Jul 16 13:03:39 UTC 2010


----- Original Message ----- 

>>> Ah, there is a problem.  At a combined speed
>>> of over 2 miles a minute, you only have one
>>> chance every 6 miles to even be heard
>>> by someone else.
>>
>> To me, this is the exact problem with Voice Alert.
>> Who wants to drive down the interstate and have
>> a 20 second QSO, just to prove that you can?

Who says that the only contact you will make are those with hams traveling 
the opposite direction? You could make contact with someone traveling the 
same direction, and have a *very* long QSO that otherwise would not have 
happened.

Richard Amirault
Boston, MA, USA
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