[aprssig] BALLOON unproto paths

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Mon Apr 4 17:55:26 CDT 2005

I operate airmobile frequently with a path of WIDE1-1 and WIDE2-2 
alternating on my TT. I get very good coverage at 1,000 feet and up. I would 
NEVER operate airmobile with RELAY in the path. Why not just use WIDE1-1 at 
high altitude and WIDE2-2 at low altitude?
73 de Joe N3HGB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Winningham" <jdw at eng.uah.edu>
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Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] BALLOON unproto paths

> What is an appropriate altitude for switching to a short (like empty, zero 
> hop) path in a balloon?  My plans are for a low altitude path for a 
> typical mobile tracker (RELAY,WIDE2-2) and empty for high altitude.
> The question is, what's a good altitude to switch over?  I was guessing 
> around 10k or 15k ft.
> -Jason
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