[aprssig] [APRS] Announcement of WA1PLE-15 digipeater in SW Boston Area (NOT)
tony at ve6mvp.com
Tue Sep 24 16:03:17 CDT 2013
At 02:34 PM 2013-09-24, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>Who decides? ANSWER: The SYSOP of the digi (or anyone else he will
>listen to). He is doing the work, so he gets to decide. He simply
>answers the question, what 1 or 2 voice repeaters in my digi's area give
>the mobile travler the best chance of finding a HUMAN to talk to.
>It is better for the mobile to know the one best*likely, then to have a
>list off 20 or 30 from the Repeater Directory and have to guess thorugh
Totally agree with that. When I was travelling in unfamiliar areas
with a list of repeaters on paper I figured out that I should look
for the repeater which belonged to the club with a geographical
name. That was generally the oldest club in the area with the
largest membership and the most active repeater. The other
repeaters/clubs were generally, but not always, splinter groups where
some amateur wanted to do something unreasonable, got shot down by
the membership and left in a huff. <smile>
So having the local repeater object in such a fashion saves the
traveller a lot of aggravation.
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