[OZAPRS] Alice Springs & VK8 APRS

Terry Neumann tfneumann at internode.on.net
Thu Dec 10 23:14:29 EST 2009

Joseph Burford wrote:

>The issue here is that neither 30m or 40m are going to be practical
>for someone walking/hiking. Not unless we go back to  WW2 style and do
>back pack radios :-)
>2m handheld at a few watts with a largish whip is probably the best
>you are going to want to take when hiking. As others have said a low
>power setup like this will probably need to be heard by a good local
>digi or temp digi in the support vehicle to be of much use. Obviously
>the issue of not having a local iGate is something else to factor in.

G'day Joseph,

It could well that this is exactly what they have in mind but I can't be 
sure ....

HF backpacking is very big in USA - not aware that much is done here in VK.

Have a look at:  http://hfpack.com/

Nice to 'see' you again,


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