APRS RF vs Cell

I was out running some errands so I decided to compare APRS on an RF path vs on my Crackberry.

Red: D700 2m @ 50w
Pink/Purple: Crackberry on AT&T EDGE network

Clearly the traditional RF path worked better today. To be fair the Crackberry client that I am running is an early Beta so it is possible that influenced the results.

Since I was looking at the data I decided to see what the longest path that my signal worked during my short trip. 100 to 200 miles on 2m FM is a pretty impressive path and not a normal APRS path.

APRS FI (for the Google Map + Data)

Crackberry APRS Client:

APRS IS Password Generator:

73 de NG0R