[aprssig] APRS on Amtrak, DC to Minneapolis

Paul Bramscher pfbram at comcast.net
Fri Jun 1 13:12:20 EDT 2018

Hi Bob,

Haven't been on that train, but Minneapolis has a fair amount of APRS activity.  25 watts would be good, but I'm pretty certain several stations would pick up 5 watts (antenna height permitting).  I'm 10-15 miles north of the cities, and believe that line swings north and west, so probably comes within ~5 miles of my QTH if you're headed any further west.  Generally flat topography once you're away from the Mississippi river bluffs.

Keep us posted,

73, KD0KZE / Paul

> On May 31, 2018 at 9:07 PM Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>     ANyone have experience with 5 watts on the Capital limited and Empire Builder AMTRAK routes, DC to Minneapolis?
>     My 5 watts was abysmal from DC to Connecticut (a few hits in 6 hours), so I guess I should pack a 25 watt Amp?
>     with antenna taped in the window.  I have a month til I go to build a battery pack for the current.
>     In fact, maybe I should build a nice Train-Go-Kit which includes the battery pack and power distribution center for all the other stuff I want to plugin while I RELAX!
>     Too bad I cannot run a cable out the back of the last car for a magmount HF antenna...;-)
>     Bob
>     WB4APR
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