[aprssig] Paths - Solution proposal

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 13:59:56 EDT 2014

>> When we send an IM on a smart phone, or an Email on the web like these
>> APRSSIG postings - how do we set the path we want the data to take?
> This is possible because over the last 30
> years technology has advanced and commercial high speed data networks
> have been built. Hams have simply been left in the dust, still using
> technology from the 1980s. If you want to play with modern
> applications on ham radio, you're going to have to go down a few
> layers and improve the infrastructure first.

Exactly.   The technology in the network does what it needs to do and
shields the user from the complexity.

Tom >> There are some other great tactical information protocols out
there--I am impressed by many of the
>> features of AIS.

Keith > That is an understatement! 9600 bps and collision avoidance
(pun intended), 4500 time slots per minute or with Self-Organized Time
Division Multiple Access (SOTDMA) for collision avoidance (pun
intended) with 2250 time slots every 60 seconds... or up to 37.5
beacons per second.

Too bad we didn't have a low priced small data radio with 9k6 (at
least) ready to go to experiment with this.   You know - like the
T3-9670...  :)


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