[aprssig] BALLOON unproto paths

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Apr 3 19:54:14 EDT 2005

Good idea.
But WIDE1-1 would be digipeated by a FILL-IN digi if it
landed near one, so it would be more general.  The only
disadvantage is that it does bring up those home statiosn
acting as a FILL-IN digi.  It's a toss up.  But the area
overed by fill-in digis is so small, might not be worth
the slight nusance factor at those home stations.

>>> Wes Johnston <aprs at kd4rdb.com> 04/03/05 2:50 PM >>>
Errrr.... how about wide2-1 instead???


Quoting Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>:

> Balloons are very welcome and encouraged on the USA
> 144.39 APRS frequency.  Moving them to another frequency
> makes random recoverly harder, and doesnt let anyone else
> enjoy the event...   All that we ask is to just use ONE HOP
> in the path.   These days that should be WIDE1-1.   That's all.
> It is very simple....  Bob
>>>> jdbandman at earthlink.net 4/3/05 1:24:31 PM >>>
> I made contact with Troy, KC0MIC, overnight. I admonished him,
> threatened to break out my Wouff Hong, and I think he has the general
> idea now.  The following is his response to my notice:
> Jim Duncan, KU0G
> =========Following is from KC0MIC, relayed to the list by
> KU0G==========
> To the APRS community:
> In regards to the Royal Mess made of the network on
> the morning of April 2, 2005:
> I sincerely apologize for the problem and can assure everyone
> that it won't be happening again.
> In the future we will either operate on a different frequency or
> make sure that we consult with the APRS community in setting an
> acceptable path and beaconing before launching.
> The issue occured mainly through ignorance, lack of planning and
> missing a checklist item.
> By the time I figured it out, it was way too late , I was actually
> hoping it would burst in 10 minutes.
> As part of our after-action review, that will figure prominently.
> We've
> already settled on moving to another frequency.  We're just now
> building
> enough contacts and people to help that can do the i-gating and such.
> I'd also like to say "Thank you" for the kind way your members have
> pointed out the situation to me.
> We're going to have to either enlist an APRS expert or get some expert
> training.  (Hopefully both!)
> Again, my sincere apologies for the problems caused and I will be
> taking
> steps to insure that it won't happen again!
> 73
> Troy Campbell
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