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[aprssig] Aprs in ny

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jun 10 18:28:19 UTC 2012


On 6/10/2012 2:05 PM, Cap Pennell wrote:
> A couple of your packets reached the internet yesterday from Manhattan.
> http://aprs.fi/HK3PQI-7
>
> Then your path was WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (not ideal, quite broad).  Here in
> California with our IGate stations helping, simply WIDE1-1 alone is enough
> for most on VHF.
>

In California (and the rest of the west) where digipeaters are typically on  
mountain tops towering *thousand*s of feet above the areas they serve, a single 
hop works.

In the flatlands of the midwest and east coast, where it's a*REALLY BIG DEAL* 
to get an antenna up more than 100 feet or so, it's a whole different story.   
Multihops are the rule rather than the exception.


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