Author Archives: Ron K7KEZ

Mag Mount vs Drilled Hole (NMO) for APRS

I’m always looking for better APRS coverage. I’ve had a Tram mag mount on my 2014 Subaru Forester for two years. Of course, everyone recommends drilling a hole in your roof instead. Most everyone claims they can hit repeaters they’ve never been able to hear after permanently mounting their antenna. I don’t doubt their claims, […]

APRS in Boise, ID

If you’re passing through Boise on I-84, you’ll have about 30 miles of good iGate and digipeater coverage. Coverage from Boise south to Mountain Home is not very good. Boise, Idaho APRS Coverage Most of the metro area is also covered, but you’ll need 10 watts and an external antenna for the best reception. As you […]