[aprssig] Questions about Callsigns Used in APRS
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Sep 26 15:08:34 CDT 2016
On 9/26/2016 10:38 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Are cross-band digis which aren't I-gates much of a thing any more?
> Good question. What's going on on 10.147 these days on APRS?
I still see stations (mostly fixed!) beaconing with "GATE" at the end of the
path. Most of these have been beaconing this way since the beginning of time
with no changes.
The most noticeable change is the number of clueless newbies trying to beacon
HF on a "WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1" path. Apparently it's never occurred to them how
meaningless the concept of a "local fill-in" digi is on 30M HF!
Actually the amount of traffic, good paths or bad, has been very low the last
few months due to the horrible propagation associated with the most recent
so-called solar max. I was seeing far more activity, both on the classic AX.25
packet APRS and the newer PSK63/MFSK16 APRS, 5-6-7 years ago than I am currently.
When I am on the road (as I will be later this week going to the American
Forces Vietnam Network radio-TV reunion in Raleigh, NC), I normally beacon on
on 30 meters, using both modes: classic AX.25 and the newer MFSK16 mode.
- AX.25 on the usual mark/space RF freqs of 10.149,200 / 10.149.400 MHz Call
- MFSK16 on 10.149.700 MHz center frequency. Call is WA8LMF-63
Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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