[aprssig] Solar Powered Digi
Mark A. Lewis
mark at siliconjunkie.net
Thu Dec 23 09:59:04 CST 2004
There are some big assumptions in that. Our local digi on 144.39 does
not hear much non local traffic. Saying that TX load would only be 2-5%
because it is local only is very dependent on geography and if it can
hear other digis from where it is.
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 11:16 AM
To: jj at aprsworld.net; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Solar Powered Digi
A real power-saver on SOlar Powered Digis:
If you need a digi in an area, but cannot afford the huge solar power
system to keep it on the air most of the time, consider making it an
ALT-INPUT digi on 144.99 instead of a full service digi on 144.39.
The TX load will be 2 to 5% of what it would be if the input was on
144.39 because it will only digipeat the locals that need it, and not
the 98% of other digipeater traffic coming at it from all directions.
Your digi will listen on 144.99 for locals and low power trackers
(probably fewer than a dozen) but will still digipeat them over to
144.39 to join the network.
Just a thought for some special applications...
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