[aprssig] Low Alt aircraft path

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Fri Jul 18 15:06:00 EDT 2014

Our problem for airplanes with only WIDE2-1 is so many of our airports are not well covered by a full WIDEn-N/SSn-N digi, but they are well covered by a fill-in WIDE1-1 digi (which is heard by a IGate).  Around California a path of just WIDE1-1 is usually enough (to reach the local area and the internet).

73, Cap KE6AFE


From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:40 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Low Alt aircraft path


I agreee.  A single WIDE2-1.


Works the same as WIDE1-1 (the actual intent) but does not key up every WIDE1-1 station over hundreds of square miles.  For example, when my WIDE1-1 at home keys up, it wipes our TV audio for 1 second.  Wife HATES that.


But for the rare occasional mobile that needs it, no big deal.  But being keyed up by an airplane for over an hour flying a hundreds miles away is irritationg.




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