[aprssig] Coverage on Natchez Trace in TN

Richard Montgomery kb4ytm at gmail.com
Sun May 8 22:49:36 EDT 2005

Hey again Sean,

That is a dead zone through there. If the Columbia 'relay' only digi was 
changed to the new paradigm, you would probably have a lot more I-65 

An antenna is also all we need to get the N4CRT-1 digi back on the air 
in Hickman Co. I'm mostly interested in ending the dead zone from West 
TN to Nashville on I-40 and this digi would do just that. But it should 
also cover the north end of Natchez Trace.

Holler at me off list and maybe we can put our heads together and get 
the ball rolling on both sites.

We have all the West TN digi's on the new settings and its been working 
great so far.

KB4YTM-2 Igate in Jackson, TN

APRS Traffic Site for West TN

Sean Jewett wrote:
> Looks to be pretty much non-existant:
> http://tinyurl.com/c7u4r
> This is a drive I took yesterday.  Kenwood D700 on medium power and path
> of WIDE2-2.  I headed from Nashville down I-65 to exit 14.  There was a 
> pretty big hole from Franklin/Columbia until about a mile or two before I 
> took the exit.  Exit 14 is US Hwy 64 and from there I headed West to check 
> on a tower site near Waynesboro TN which will hopefully be home to a digi 
> soon.  I also wanted to see what if any impact the new digi in Florence AL 
> had on coverage in the area.  Only two packets made it out along US64, one 
> of those being at the tower site.
>>From there I headed up the Natchez Trace.  It would appear that I did not 
> get a single packet out, even when I got near Franklin TN.  I could hear 
> the W4GGM repeater in Columbia, but apparently not the digi there either.  
> Once I got closer to Nashville on the Trace I started hearing stations but 
> it appears nothing heard me.  
> Aside from the antenna I have everything else I need to put a station up 
> at Waynesboro.  This should cover the Trace in that area and likewise fill 
> in a major hole.  From there it's anyone's guess as to what it will take 
> to fill in other holes along the Trace north of Waynesboro.  We keep our 
> eyes open for potential sites, a little bit of legwork with an old ATT 
> Longlines map netted us the Waynesboro site.  However, I don't see other 
> areas along the Trace being filled in as quickly as a few of us might.
> Sean...
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