[aprssig] Cross-Band Digi or Gate?
dskolnick at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 08:26:20 EDT 2010
> The real question, though, is: Will the locals in these various remote
> VHF areas appreciate having random "DX" stations from hundreds (or
> thousands) of miles away suddenly appearing on their local 2-meter
True. How about local stations. Might there be valid reasons for
gating reasonably close HF stations?
Anyone who cares where I am while halfway between Bermuda and Norfolk
can, as you say, use APRS-IS to locate me based on an HF signal that
is gated to the IS somewhere. As I proceed up the Chesapeake Bay
toward home in Annapolis however it might be appropriate for HF/VHF/IS
stations to gate my position to local RF.
Since a minute (of latitude) is a mile you could gate any HF station
within 2 degrees of latitude AND 3 degrees of longitude to local VHF
Just a thought, if processing power allows.
73 es sail fast, dave KO4MI
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