[aprssig] APRS Invasion of Dayton (actually Xenia, OH) Has Begun! (Talkin?)
Eric H. Christensen
eric at aehe.us
Wed May 15 12:19:47 EDT 2019
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On May 15, 2019, 12:09, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig wrote:
> On 5/15/2019 10:51 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> There is even a Hamvenition OBJECT, but I woiuld think it should include the FREQUENCY of the TALKIN too.
>> Bob, WB4aPR
> The object is mine, and is going out on both RF (two hops) and Internet. It hits the "boomer" digipeater CHLSEA, (at 600 feet on a TV broadcast tower about 15 miles-24 Km west of Ann Arbor, MI) on the first hop from my QTH in East Lansing, MI. It then hits about 3 digis in northern and central Ohio simultaneously on the second hop.
> [Most of the stations showing on the primary map of the Special Event Webserver (currently covering the greater Dayton metro area) are being heard here in central Michigan via RF in addition to the Internet -- a distance of about 200 miles (320 Km). Again, due to CHLSEA's enormous coverage. ]
> In this era of Garmin navigators and GPS-enabled smart phones, does anyone even use talk-in stations anymore? I have repeatedly seen talk-in setups at hamfests and swaps almost always idle, or even unmanned.
> The vast majority of incoming mobiles are NOT APRS-equipped (and the vast majority of talkin setups are also not APRS-equipped). The result is that the average talk-in is nearly a complete waste of time as the mobile fumbles and stumbles to describe where they are to the talkin operator (if there even is one).
> Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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