[aprssig] Just my 2 cents worth on smart beaconing

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Tue May 24 21:31:41 EDT 2011

My point was that most people want to set their fast beacon speed too high
and never really get out of corner pegging mode.
The world needs more geniuses with humility because there are so few of us

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 19:05, Tom Russo <russo at bogodyn.org> wrote:

> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 03:14:38PM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron
> collision of the <wes at ai4px.com> flavor, containing:
> > .  The "fast beacon" rate is the point at which your tracker goes
> > from "transmit on a turn" mode to "beacon every xx miles" mode.
> No, the fast speed is where your tracker starts beaconing at the fast rate,
> i.e. a purely timed beacon at higher rate.  Only between slow and fast
> speeds
> does SmartBeaconing work in "beacon every xx miles" modulo corner pegging,
> and
> then only by scaling the fast beacon rate by the ratio between "fast speed"
> and
> your current speed.  Above fast speed, corner pegging is disabled and
> everything's just timed at a fixed rate.
> Look again at the algorithm on http://www.hamhud.net/hh2/smartbeacon.html,
> it
> doesn't jibe with some of what you've said here.
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