[OZAPRS] test drive

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Apr 27 08:52:34 EST 2008


I take your point but 24/7 home stations are a bit light on the ground here.

Ray vk2tv

Jim Tittsler wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2008, at 10:18, Ray Wells wrote:
>> I've been doing lots of site coverage plots and have used 25W as  the 
>> tx power. Given, however, that an aprs digi is more about  hearing 
>> than being heard, perhaps the plots should be done at 5W,  or maybe 
>> 10W as a compromise, to provide a more realistic result.
> And what is really important is the "effective" coverage given fill- 
> in WIDE1-1 (home) digipeaters, so perhaps rather than plotting the  
> coverage of a high level digipeater as it hears mobiles directly...  
> it might be more interesting to plot WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 coverage through  
> the high level digi.  That exploits the advantage packet has over the  
> voice repeaters.

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