[aprssig] Another Clueless Balloonist On The Rampage With A Bad Path...

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Mar 16 14:34:01 EDT 2014

On 3/16/2014 1:26 PM, Kriss A Kliegle wrote:
> I NEVER understood why mfg.'s of trackers, and radio’s with built in
> APRS capabilities (i.e. Kenwood) placed outdated or bad paths in the default
> settings.
> Occasionally I still see Kenwood radios running RELAY,WIDE motoring around the
> area, but alas...
> no QRZ.com email to correct them of their ways.  (sigh)
> 73 de Kriss KA1GJU-X    where X=INT(9)

Currently Kenwood TH-72 handhelds, D710 Mobiles and TinyTracks/Microtracks are 
shipped with the proper path setting for USE ON THE GROUND;  i.e. WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 .

The problem arises when clueless users use them out-of-the-box, without 
changing settings, for airborne operations.  Although he must have somehow got 
into the settings, since TinyTracks would never leave Byonics set to a beacon 
rate of once every 10 secs!

 From his Univ of Michigan faculty bio, this Stanford PhD appears to have never 
actually worked with the radio systems he theorizes about.....

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