[aprssig] Path for low(er) altitude balloon

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Sun May 15 22:16:10 EDT 2005

WIDE2-1 (same as an airplane) IMO.  There are few places in the US where
this won't get you into APRS-IS.

Lighting up a bunch of RELAY digi's would just create a lot of QRM.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rochte, Robert
> Posted At: Sunday, May 15, 2005 8:41 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] Path for low(er) altitude balloon
> We are planning the flight of a relatively low altitude 
> balloon to track air masses at the 500mb level (around 18k 
> feet on average).  Given this lower altitude (at least 
> compared to a stratospheric balloon), I was wondering how the 
> path should be set - WIDE or WIDE2-2 or RELAY,WIDE?  Or 
> something else entirely?  
> (BTW, we're using a Pockettracker, so I'm a little nervous 
> about just using WIDE given the low power of the unit - RELAY 
> still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!)

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