[aprssig] Re. Another Clueless Balloonist...

David Dobbins ddobbins at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 15:41:52 EDT 2014

I called and left a message for Jim, KF6RFX, and politely suggested he
change his balloon tracker path from WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to either WIDE2-1 or
NO path, which is the ultimate best path setting.

I will add that the tone of the comments here are overboard. If Jim has
been flying balloons every weekend, as some suggest, and nobody made
contact with him to suggest a better path setting for his balloons, then
we've skilled over the smartest way to get compliance.

There are some who would react negatively to these threads, and would use
the opportunity to change the path setting from WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to
WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3,WIDE1-1 just to piss everybody off. What are you going to
do with that one.

Everybody take a breath and let's help Jim get his path setting optimized
to where it satisfies his tracking requirements for this neat aspect of

We should be offereing assistance, if anything, not what I'm reading here.

I hope to have my balloon in the air soon, still waiting for the winds to
calm down and shift to being out of the southwest. Between that and too
much snow on the ground,or overcast and snow, has delayed launch for over a
month now.

Dave K7GPS
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