[OZAPRS] Bulletins on HF and 2m propagation

Tony Hunt wavetel at internode.on.net
Fri May 11 08:43:40 EST 2007

Ive noticed we have a few odd bulletins popping out here in VK5 from other
states. While this is all very interesting it can start to get annoying on
the D700s and D7s as they fill up with messages in the message buffer with
stuff thats not even relavant locally.

In the last couple of days we have had Bulletins from VK7 and VK4 in
particular. We probably cant stop the odd bit of propagation on 2m but one
bulletin comes through from HF consistantly.
Ive noticed that each time I switch on the HF gate here that the incidence
of these bulletins goes up. Basically we have bulletins going out on HF
using the path of GATE,WIDE or something similar and this causes them to
gated to the VHF network here locally. I suspect the same thing is
in Melbourne.

If we must put out bulletins on HF cant we do it with a path that does not
translate to being sprayed out everywhere like this ? It is possible with
Uiview to specify the path for individual bulletins.

Note that our Igate in Adelaide does not Gate Bulletins to RF on 2m unless
they are of VK5 origin. This has been done for a reason a long while back.
We tried it for a while and it proved a real waste of bandwidth. We are
not interested in your local conditions and info in VK4 VK7 or VK3 VK2

Some interesting propagation on 2m of late and some OLD paths still in use
in VK7 I see..

07:58:26R VK7DC>APU25N,VK7RWC*,VK5RNE-2*,WIDE3-1 Port=1 <UI C Len=68>:
;VK7RAC   *130859z4057.13S/14543.25Em70CM Voice repeater 438.650Mhz
07:58:27R VK7DC>APU25N,VK7RWC*,VK5RSC-1*,WIDE3-1 Port=1 <UI C Len=68>:
;VK7RAC   *130859z4057.13S/14543.25Em70CM Voice repeater 438.650Mhz

07:37:23R VK7AX>APU25N,VK7RAA*,VK7RVP*,VK7RWC*,VK5RSC-1*,WIDE3* Port=1 <UI

Tony Hunt VK5AH

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