[aprssig] 6 m APRS

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Mon Mar 6 13:51:39 CST 2017


  
  
I ran a Motorola syntor x radio 100 watts into a beam antenna pointed towards the Maryland area where there is or was some 6 m aprs on 50.620 a couple of years ago to see if I could get some sporadic E into a igate there but never seen the call sign on aprs.fi.       
  
  
  
Dale N0KQX
  
  
  

  
  
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> On Mar 6, 2017 at 12:29,  <Earl Needham (mailto:earl.kd5xb at gmail.com)>  wrote:
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> 50.62 rang a bell with me, and I googled it.    It seems that Bob Bruninga wrote a paper some time ago about the issue, and 50.62 is indeed the frequency used in his area.    See   http://aprs.org/6m-aprs.html  and   http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/2010-August/033903.html
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> Anybody using six for APRS?    What radios and antennas do you use?
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> On Mar 6, 2017 10:34 AM, "Jess Haas"  <km6gvw at jesshaas.com (mailto:km6gvw at jesshaas.com)>  wrote:
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> > I believe it is 50.62. 6 meter seems ideal for a longer range fixed station messaging backbone. If we got some smarter path routing involved we could get some real range out of the system without being reliant on the internet.  
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> > If anyone is interested in setting something up in southern california I could setup a station(igate, digipeater whatevers needed) in culver city.
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> > -Jess
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> > On Mar 6, 2017 9:25 AM, "Earl Needham"  <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com (mailto:earl.kd5xb at gmail.com)>  wrote:
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> > > We've talked about using 6 meters for APRS in the past and I don't think it ever went very far.    The reason, in my opinion, that 2 meters has worked so well for APRS is that it's on a common frequency nation-state.    That, plus the fact that 2 meter radios are so available.  
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> > > IS there a common frequency for 6 meter APRS?
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> > > On Mar 6, 2017 9:05 AM, "Robert Bruninga"  <bruninga at usna.edu (mailto:bruninga at usna.edu)>  wrote:
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> > > > We think that 6m APRS is an ideal applicataion... especially when 100W
> > > >  mobile low-band surplus radios are so cheap.    A guy got 100 of them for $10
> > > >  each.    But then he had to modify them and add TNC's.
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> > > >  Although this is ideal for mobile for longer distances than 2m, the problem
> > > >  is there will never be enough infrastrucuter for travel out of area except
> > > >  in local areas that embrace it.
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> > > >  A better idea for 6m radio is for emergency APRS communications at all
> > > >  operatinos centers.    Hams will want to use 2m and 70c bands for voice and so
> > > >  we do not want APRS messaging and tactical situational awareness objects to
> > > >  interfere.
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> > > >  SO best to have 6m APRS at all emergency comms sites as a 3rd band for
> > > >  interchange between all emergency comm sites.    The sites will of course,
> > > >  MONITOR 144.39 national frequency so they can see all incoming APRS tactical
> > > >  situation, but their messaging between emergency centers on 6m would not
> > > >  interfere with other voice ops on 2m and 70cm.
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> > > >  Bob, WB4aPR
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> > > >  -----Original Message-----
> > > >  From:  ve2gqf at gmail.com (mailto:ve2gqf at gmail.com)  [mailto:ve2gqf at gmail.com]
> > > >  Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:46 AM
> > > >  To:  WB4APR at amsat.org (mailto:WB4APR at amsat.org)
> > > >  Subject: 6 m APRS
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> > > >  Hi Bob,
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> > > >  My name is Gilles, VE2GQF and live in Sherbrooke, Québec and an aprs
> > > >  enthousiat since the begening !
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> > > >  We are interested to try APRS on 6 m band in Quebec province. Is it a good
> > > >  idea ? Is this mode on this band is always used ?    Internet seem to be have
> > > >  no large information about it ?
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> > > >  I'm going to Florida in few days, is there always any 6 m APRS Igate near
> > > >  Washington and    Georgia - If yes I will transmet APRS 6 m beacon in my trip.
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> > > >  Thank's for your answer and sorry if my english is not good, this is not my
> > > >  first langage.
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> > > >  73's Gilles ve2gqf
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