[aprssig] Aeronautical Mobile Best Practices?

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jun 2 09:28:36 EDT 2011

>>> Mic-E generally works fine...
>> For terrestrial, sure, but I can't agree in 
>> the case of aeronautical mobile due to its 
>> limited usage vs. the ease of troubleshooting ASCII.
> Assuming a Mic-E packet is about 20 characters shorter...
> The gained channel time could be small when compared 
> to tuning rates and paths, but it comes cheap...

I think the real value of shorter Mic-E packets is not in the 10 seconds per
mission of saved air time, but in the improved reliability of -each- packet.
Look at it as 20% shorter.  This means 20% improved reliability (20% smaller
chance of something else colliding with one's packets!)...


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