[aprssig] Beacon rate feedback

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Nov 24 16:25:42 EST 2008

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Since I view APRS as a network of souls trying to communicate in
> the wilderness, (and not so much a map tracking thing) I like
> the 1 minute direct rate of proportional pathing so that I can
> easily detect a fellow soul when we get within Voice Alert
> range.  At a 120 MPH net crossing speed and a typical 5 mile
> simplex comm range, this only gives 2 hits to possibly make
> contact before we pass each other. 

So what is the point of this? 

All you'll get is a  contest-style  hello-goodbye  exchange, since as 
you point out you will be out of range again almost instantly, 
especially out here in the hilly/mountainous west. 


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