[aprssig] APRS TNC Digi Tracker now with built-in GPS receiver
earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 19:59:40 EDT 2009
> On Sun, 25 Oct 2009, Chris Moulding wrote:
> I did a lot of work during the development phase to see if it was
> worth adding Smart Beaconing. The conclusion I came to was that it was
> very difficult to get Smart Beaconing to work in UK and European
> conditions. I understand that it's designed to transmit a packet with
> a change of direction. We don't have the grid system of city streets
> over here so the beacon rate driving in towns and cities ends up far
> higher than just running a timed beacon every two or three minutes.
> The large roundabouts (traffic circles?) at motorway junctions also
> cause many rapid bursts of packets. I like the idea of the reduced
> rate when stationary and that appears to be the only benefit over
> here. I've nothing against Smart Beaconing, these are just my
> observations. If anyone has any suggested settings I would be willing
> to try them.
Try setting the turn delay parameter to 30 seconds or so and the
rapid burst problem goes away entirely.
KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
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