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[aprssig] Aprs in ny

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Sun Jun 10 19:01:17 UTC 2012

Yes, but these days even there over the flatlands of the midwest and east
coast (and across other hill-less regions, including parts of Europe) more
and more APRS digipeaters are heard Direct by a local IGate station.  So,
for many VHF APRS stations today, setting a single-hop path of only WIDE1-1
routinely is enough to allow their packet radio data to reach their
"intended audience" (and their DX audience members will view that data on
the internet).
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Stephen H. Smith
> Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:28 AM
> In California (and the rest of the west) where digipeaters are typically
> 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
> to get an antenna up more than 100 feet or so, it's a whole different
> Multihops are the rule rather than the exception. 

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