[OZAPRS] UPDATE on VK3 APRS Network Design

Andrew Rich vk4tec at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 27 05:38:57 EST 2003

Two different situations

USA - Saturated APRS
AUS - still growing APRS

>From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
>Reply-To: ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au
>To: ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au
>Subject: RE: [OZAPRS] UPDATE on VK3 APRS Network Design
>Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 09:12:52 -0400 (EDT)
>On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Darryl Smith wrote:
> > To say that APRS is a LOCAL activity ONLY is incorrect.
>I think what we are saying is that on a single 1200 baud RF channel,
>APRS can only serve a local area reliably as it is currently used.
> > There are local parts, and global parts.
>AMEN!  And so all we have to do is use the right PATH appropriate to the
>need.  We can even improve the RF part by gateways, wormholes and
>backbones if that is what people want to do.  But if all they want to do
>is fire up on the single APRS VHF 1200 baud freq, then their expectations
>should either be LOCAL on RF or be via the IGates for the rest...
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