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[aprssig] BALLOON unproto paths

Kurt O. Jauss kf6hjo at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 5 23:02:40 UTC 2005


    So with the deletion of RELAY and WIDE... When an outsider enters 
our National Parks that now have DIGI's in the area, if they don't read 
the sig and want to be DIGI'd they have to have a KENWOOD radio, laptop 
or are just screwed! Should we leave RELAY and WIDE  on in these areas?

Kurt Jauss  KF6HJO   part time sysops for K6IXA-2  Yosemite

Robert Bruninga wrote:

>>>>"Russ Chadwick" <russ at wxqa.com> 4/4/05 9:54:37 PM >>>
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>>EOSS is somewhat different from other balloon organizations 
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>Yes, not trying to change the way you do thinks.  Just making
>sure everyone is aware the RELAY and WIDE are obsolete and
>we are doing everything we can to get rid of them.  We didnt
>want you guys to be caught off-guard.
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>>When we use 144.390 MHz, we always use a single WIDE...
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>Yes, so since that is going away, then.. what to do now...
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>>If we... change to WIDE1-1  then the mountain top digis will 
>>repeat the packet and ... all the (formerly Relay) stations will 
>>also repeat the packet.  Won't that cause more
>>collisions and lower the probability that the packet from 
>>the balloon makes it to the I-gate?
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>Its a judgement call.  Most "relay" digis (to be WIDE1-1)
>digis cover such a small percentage of area (id guess
>1 to 5%) they are a very small issue.  But if you land next
>to one, it may be your only chance to find it.  So *doing*
>it gives you a 1 to 5% finding advantage.
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