[aprssig] BIG digis to ALT-DIGIS?

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Tue Dec 14 12:25:55 EST 2004

That's just what AD4TZ is doing just north of Charleston SC.  It is an 1800'
HAAT site (coincidentally, it's also 1800' above sea level too).  He's on
144.99/39 and has or will put a beam on it pointed north to the rural areas of
SC between I-95 and Myrtle Beach.


Quoting Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>:

> Rather than give up that great coverage of some of
> the early BIG digis, consider simply switching their INPUT
> over to a nice QUIET alternate input channel for APRS
> such as 144.99 (if avail in your area) where it can
> listen for low-power trackers.
> Everyone wins:
> * The trackers dont have to compete with a 100% saturated channel
> * The surrounding lower digi's dont have to hear the QRM from
>    the big digi and can do their jobs locally MUCH  better.
> de WB4APR, Bob
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