[aprssig] APRS and goTenna

Richard Amirault ramirault at comcast.net
Fri Dec 18 20:29:08 CST 2015


On 12/18/2015 7:13 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
> So much publicity and advertising these days for the "new technology"
> of the goTenna - when we've been doing the same and much much more for
> 20+ years.
>
>    http://www.wsj.com/articles/no-cell-signal-this-can-help-when-you-wander-off-grid-1450203815
>
These works on MURS frequencies and, like any radio signal, successful 
communication varies with location. I suspect that most users will be 
disappointed in the coverage radius of these units. Besides ... with no 
cell signals ... that means no power to re-charge your smartphone 
(needed to use these) Unless you have provided a way to re-charge your 
phone these will have a *very* limited time of use.

-- 
Richard Amirault
N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA



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