We are lucky to have such a good APRS network, and people like Alan
that maintain and upgrade all the time.
The new digi along with all other West TN digi's only respond to
WIDEn-n, TNn-n paths. Anything with RELAY,TRACE,TN and LONG widen-n
paths (generally wide4-4 and greater) are also limited to 1 hop so
users in our area dont QRM users 2 or 3 states away.
I just returned myself from Branson, MO and wanted to check findu.com
once I arrived at home to see how well aprs worked on my trip. The
ONLY time I made it into the aprs-is (internet via Igate) was while I
was in the bootheel of MO and in West TN. I couldnt believe there were
no transmissions that made it to an Igate during the trip along US 60
along southern Missouri.
My path is set to alternate between WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 and
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 giving me 3 hops when I'm traveling over 55 mph, and 2
hops when I'm going slower than 55. In listening to 144.390 on my
return trip through southern MO I never heard a peep until approaching
So, lets make sure we thank Alan and other APRS network maintainers as
without them it would be dead quiet with no activity like in MO. I
enjoy APRS and I see several others enjoying aprs on a daily basis,
and without Alan we would be a bunch of little aprs packet islands
without any connectivity.
Please report any signal reports on the new digi KB4YTM-5 to me
directly and I would appreciate any logs from anyone that hears it
direct also. kb4ytm at charter dot net
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alan McClain" <ka4bni@f...> wrote:
> The KB4YTM digi near Paris, TN is now in service. The digi is located
> near the Puryear community on the old Paris - Murray road. It should
> give good coverage to the NE corner of West TN.
> Alan McClain - KA4BNI