[aprssig] Re. Another Clueless Balloonist...(RATE!)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Mar 17 09:53:21 EDT 2014

>> change from WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 to either WIDE2-1 or NO
> >> path, which is the ultimate best path setting.
> >The problem is not the path, it's the 10s beacon rate...
> ...not significantly worse for the local network than, say,
> someone who leaves their tracker on while shopping
> > for an hour or two.

True.  And even though it is 2 hops, it still only gets digipeated once and
only once by each digipeater whether it hears the first hop or not.  At a 1
minute rate, it should be no different than just another local mobile.

The fact that it hits every local area over 10 states does not make it any
worse for any given local area.  It is still just like one more mobile for
a few hours.

But the RATE is ABOMINABLE!!  SImply no reason for packets more than once a
minute for something like a balloon which does not make sharp turns!  And
besides, keeping the rate at 1 minute saves battery power, hence, weight,
hence helium, etc.

Bob, Wb4APR

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