[aprssig] Good Propagation = Poor APRS Performance?
david at davidandrzejewski.com
Thu Jul 16 17:05:57 CDT 2015
So, I've been noticing that not all of the packets being transmitted by
my home station (KD8TWG-1) are being picked up by local digis and igates
regularly like they normally are. I've done my best to check my station
- antenna and feedline are good, radio power is normal, SWR is minimal,
radio is on frequency.
Then I noticed that propagation around my area (Clevland, Ohio) has been
really excellent lately according to this map:
http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/. Would it be a good assumption that
because of the good propagation, the local digis are simply getting
overloaded? Or should I do more troubleshooting on my equipment? I
should note that my Kenwood TH-D72 hears and decodes every single packet
from my station perfectly, but it's obviously very close to the antenna.
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