I have an APRS station running all the time. As you know I live in the great Northeast portion of PA. I was kind of surprised to notice that I was receiving packets from other APRS stations in the Southeast corner of PA directly. Well, directly via digipeaters anyway. Not through the I-Gates. Interesting as Arty Johnson from the Old Laugh-In TV show used to say. Well, I'd like to try an experiment. Send WN3LIF-1 an APRS text message when you have a moment. Nothing fancy. Just a "Hi. I got your request." will do. I am going to keep tabs on it over the next month or so just to see how well it works. I'll list who makes it direct and who makes it via I-Gate. What the heck. It will give me something to do over the next month and keep me off the streets.