[aprssig] PHG part II

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Jan 13 08:12:04 EST 2009

Having tried to add PHG to my beacon text, both Findu and APRS.fi are not showing any range circles. (Digi Call = G8KBV)

What I have as the Beacon Comment text in UiView is "PHG2134/ 5W WIDE1-1 Digi." no quotes.  On both Findu and ARPS.fi, the / is showing as part of the comment. 

What I fed the calculator(s) was:-  5 Watts RF, 3dBd, 20' HAAT, South.  I have not implemented the beacon rate figure (would be 4 if used)

What they are showing is:- 

aprs.fi when you click on the icon.

	G8KBV - info
	2008-11-10 00:08:00z - 2009-01-13 12:45:17z
	/ 5W WIDE1-1 Digi.
	power 4W, antenna HAAT 20 ft, gain 3 dBi 180°,
	range 5.0 miles
	[APU25N via WIDE3-3,qAR,G3YQO-1]

Err..  4W?   Feeder loss?
And the actual range is a darn site more than 5 miles, that I know for sure.

And on Findu... 

G8KBV>APU25N,WIDE3-3,qAR,G3YQO-1:=/43BiN7]A# BPHG2134/ 5W WIDE1-1 Digi.

No circles or other indicators on either maps.

Is the space after the / a problem, I wanted it to be easier for humans to read?

Cheers.  Dave G0WBX (G8KBV digi owner)

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