[aprssig] Northern Virginia (Wash DC area)

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Feb 8 14:39:40 EST 2006

Well, as for Southwest Virginia, I can say we're just
all about switched over to the new way of doing
things.  Myself and FD K4FDS personally reprogrammed
N2EDE-5 ,http://map.findu.com/n2ede-5> to the new
method and it was put back into service.  KE4NYV-5
<http://map.findu.com/ke4nyv-5> has also been placed
in a much better location and is compliant with the
new method.  

Most of the local users and surreounding users have
started to use the WIDEn-n path method to help reduce
duplicate packets and it seems to be working VERY well
so far.  With the very near future of about 6 new
HamHUDs going on the air in this area, we will be
looking at much more steady traffic.

My personal experience with the N. Virginia APRS users
has been very negative in the fact that they are happy
how they are doing things and they don't want to
change it.  This was very evident in Charlottesville
and the surrounding areas.

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics

--- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> I got a note from a new mobile that is not getting
> in well in the Northern Virginia.  Say the Vienna
> Fairfax, Falls Church area.
> I zoomed in and see more than a full 60 surrounding
> stations within 10 miles and not one digi.  Nearest
> digi
> is about 15 miles away.  In looking around, I still
> see a lot of people trying to use WIDE (obsolete)
> RELAY (obsolete) and some using WIDE1-1 that
> may not be getting out because there may not be a 
> FILL-IN digi running as WIDE1-1.. in that area.
> Ayway, looks like a lot of activity....  but also 
> looks like someone needs to look very closely
> at fine-tuning that very busy area and looking
> for where some WIDE1-1's might need to go.
> Bob, Wb4APR
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