[aprssig] Airmobile Digi (was: path for Tiny Track)

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) ajfarmer at spenet.com
Tue Feb 22 22:34:21 CST 2005

Hi Joe,

That would be neat.  People do it with balloons every now and then.  I've
always wanted to try flying a balloon with an APRS package, but we're so
close to the coast I'm sure it would go out to sea.

Probably the best thing is to set up a date and time and see if you can draw
up some interest of APRS users within a couple of hundred miles that want to
relay through your airborne digi.  I'm interested so send me an e-mail if
you ever want to give it a shot.  There are a couple of guys I can think of
that are active on APRS satellites that I'm sure would be interested.  KB2M
(NJ), KF4OTN (SC), and W3AFE (MD) immediately come to mind.


A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:56 PM
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] path for Tiny Track

Thanks for the advice.
Looks like WIDE2-2 and RELAY,WIDE2-2 for the boat and WIDE1-1 for the 
airplane. Speaking of airplanes, has anyone ever made a flying digi?
I would be willing to fly any experimental setup anyone can come up with. I 
*think* I can make my PK-12 relay anything from an alias, but so far every 
time I use it sans PC it goes for awhile and then locks up, never to work 
again until reset and reconfigured.
Joe Della Barba
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <joe at dellabarba.com>; <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] path for Tiny Track

>>>> "Joe Della Barba" <joe at dellabarba.com> 2/21/05 1:07:27 PM >>>
>> I just reprogrammed the TT on my boat for
>> RELAY,WIDE3-3  <== That's 4 hops in a 2-2 area!
>> and RELAY,WIDE,WIDE2-2 <== That's 4 hops and worse
> Thos are pretty bad ppaths.  Not only are they 4 hops in the
> most oversaturated network in the USA, but they also use
> RELAY and WIDE which also then generate double or
> triple the number of dupes!  Thats about the worst path
> under the new paradigm..
> Best to set for WIDE2-2 most of the time and
> RELAY,WIDE2-2 for use only when you find it
> impossible to get out...
>>for aircraft duty. I was going to set the path to WIDE,
>>but all the airmobiles I have seen recently have been either
> Those people are clueless.  One hop is all that should
> EVER be transmitted from an airplane.  These days
> the recommendation would be WIDE1-1.
> de WB4APR, Bob

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