[aprssig] Balloon WIDE1-1

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jan 17 15:18:13 EST 2008

WIDE2-2 is the recommended path for Balloons!
1) Causes no QRM to all the WIDE1-1 digis
2) Provides 2 hops when on the ground
3) Causes few double hops at altitude since WIDEn-N digis have
perfect dupe elimination. 

It is amazing that something as simple as telling every Balloon
to use WIDE2-2, seems impossible to get through to them...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Keith
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:35 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] Balloon WIDE1-1
> I noticed a balloon launch for  W9YJ-11 today. I just took a 
> peek and it 
> appears to be using a path of WIDE1-1. From 17,000 metres, how
> WIDE1-1 digis will it bounce off? If it comes down in Canada, 
> it will be 
> seized and reprogrammed to use no path at altitude before it
> released! ;-)
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!" 
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