[aprssig] Another 30 Meters APRS Test Starting on Wed 22 Sept

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Sep 22 00:25:43 EDT 2010

  I am departing on another three-day road trip around California and will be 
running the various flavors of 30 meters APRS again.

This trip will take me and my girl friend up the CA coast from Los Angeles to 
the scenic Big Sur coast south of the Monterey area the first day (Wed 22 
Sept).  We will overnight in the actual village of Big Sur.    Current plans 
are to depart L.A. around 6 AM local (Pacific Daylight) -- 1300 UTC  .

The next day (Thursday 23 Sept) we will cross CA west-to-east, from the coast 
to Yosemite Nat Park in the central Sierra Nevadas. This night we will stay 
inside the park in the Yosemite Valley.

The following day (Friday 24 Sept) will have us driving up to the Yosemite high 
country on the Tioga Road, and crossing over the Sierras and down the eastern 
slope to Lee Vining and Mono Lake, then down US-395 back to Los Angeles.

There are many hundreds of miles with no VHF APRS coverage at all on this 
itinerary, so it should be an interesting test for HF.   On the last trip, I 
used my large W6HIQ "Hi-Q" screwdriver antenna on 30M.   This time I will be 
using the considerably lower-profile Yaesu ATAS-100 "mini-screwdriver" antenna.

As I did last time, calls will be:

WA8LMF (no SSID)       2M VHF
WA8LMF-2        30 meters classic AX.25 FSK
WA8LMF-63     30 meters PSK63 and GMSK250



Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink Node:      WA8LMF  or 14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
Skype:        WA8LMF
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net

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