[aprssig] APRS + Local Lan Question

Charles Blackburn ai4ri at cfl.rr.com
Thu May 5 12:26:35 CDT 2016


For those curious.

Here's a view from the top: http://bit.ly/26Xl64o

If you can't see it let me know. I'm worried more about saturation than anything else because Florida being Florida, it's flat as a pancacke.

Charlie

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Cap Pennell via aprssig
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:24
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS + Local Lan Question

Yes, using only WIDE1-1 is enough.  Try it, we'll like it.

73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Charles 
> Blackburn via aprssig
> Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:01 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS + Local Lan Question
> 
> Hi guys.
> 
> 2 questions.....
> 
> I'm responsible for a node in the local packet network here in Daytona.
> 
> Our main "network" is on 145.050, we have uhf backbones to deland and 
> st Augustine.
> 
> 1. We have a spare VHF antenna and I was wondering how much 
> interference running aprs on 144.390 would be considering the antennae 
> are only about
> 20
> feet apart.
> 
> Here's a bit.ly link to a photo I took this morning. The location is 
> in Ormond beach on the 18th floor of a condo building.
> 
> http://bit.ly/1NkR1FF
> 
> My other question is regarding hops... now with it being REALLY high 
> up and there is a LARGE digipeater network in Orlando, I'm assume that 
> it would be beneficial to just use a path of WIDE1-1 so that it only digipeats once ?
> 
> Right now, I'll be igating from home until I can figure out a way to 
> get internet up there, my concern is I know that the site can cover 
> pretty much all of Volusia county and parts of flagler county, but I 
> don't want to cause QRM to the guys out west as the Orlando system has decent/wide coverage.
> Right now the power output on the 050 lan I believe is 25watts I'm 
> only thinking of maybe 10 watts for aprs
> 
> Thoughts, comments.
> 
> Charlie
> 
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