[aprssig] POSITs via Internet?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jun 4 00:02:41 CDT 2017


On 6/3/2017 10:20 PM, Ralph Milnes wrote:
> Thanks All for the terrific suggestions.
>
> For my simple needs, I opted for the iPhone app "APRS Tx" for $1, and I'm 
> delighted.
>
> I can enter the APRS symbol code of my choice and the phone's GPS 
> automatically enters the coords. It also lets me set the beacon rate. As long 
> as I'm within wifi or cellular data coverage, I'm in business. I used it 
> today in eastern Colorado and Nebraska (North Platte) where the APRS RF 
> network didn't seem to be hearing my radio (but that could be operator error).
>
> Ralph NM5RM
> -- 

That part of the world is a complete black hole for APRS.  Once you get about 
20 miles west of Grand Island, NE (used to be Lincoln, NE) there is absolutely 
NOTHING until you get within 75 miles of Denver (somewhere between Ft Morgan 
and Wiggins, CO) and start hitting the digis in the Front Range of the Rockies 
about 5000 feet above Denver.

That 300 mile stretch of I-80 and I-76 is where I use 30 meters HF APRS to be seen!

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