Re: APRS reception concern Huntsville
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I make my car an IGATE and fill in (WIDE1-1) repeater.
When the balloon is high in the air it will hit a repeater. I had a less than 1 Watt balloon APRS hit a iGate directly in Kansas City from Texas about 500 miles away.
The issue is when it gets closer to the ground or is on the ground. Having multiple vehicles iGate and digipeat makes sure whoever is in range let's everyone else know. Either by RF or internet. The problem is when you are also out of cell range. Then you have to hope your more powerful vehicle digi can hit a repeater.
It works well for me on many balloon launches and long distance bike rallies.
On Thu, May 18, 2023, 8:31 PM Carlton Corbitt via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: