[aprssig] APRS + Local Lan Question

Brian D Heaton ky9k-lists at ky9k.org
Thu May 5 12:44:01 CDT 2016


Given the described direct coverage area, perhaps run it with no path at 
all. If occasional further reach is desired, a WIDE1-1 beacon one an 
hour would seem to suffice.

73-KY9K/Brian


On 5/5/2016 10:26, Charles Blackburn via aprssig wrote:
> 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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