[aprssig] Weather Stations and Net Neutrality
steve at dimse.com
Fri Aug 15 14:42:47 EDT 2008
On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:45 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> The RF network is a very limited resource.
>> ... when you have the opportunity to save some
>> bandwidth, at the cost of only a little extra
>> programming, it is worth it. That was the
>> opinion of everyone (besides Bob) ... when it
>> was proposed...
> It was never worth it. Positionless weather saves one packet
> per hour but at the expense of unreliable delivery, and delays
> and latency. Miss one weatherless-postion packet and the next
> almost two hours and a dozen positionless-weather packets are
> useless to the newcomer, the mobile, the person who just
> activated for a storm, etc.
Please once and for all, explain to me why this is ANY different than
positionless messgaes and positionless status, which you created, and
positionless telemetry, which requires up to FOUR separate packets
(position, parameters, bits and data) to be fully useful, and is also
your creation. Worse, the telemetry bits and parameters can be sent
from different stations!
I bet you cannot explain this. I've never heard ANY explanation from
you about it. Prove me wrong! Say something new, not just the same old
unsubstantiated claims against positionless weather. Tell me exactly
how weather is different than telemetry, status, and messages!
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