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[aprssig] Balloon Launch Check-list.... jet stream floater coming to eastern US soon.

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Mon Sep 26 20:57:53 UTC 2005

Brian N1BQ wrote on Sept 26 2005

> I realize there is something here that I do not understand. What is
> to be gained by starting with a decremented
> WIDEN-N path like WIDE2-1 as opposed to using WIDE1-1? They both
> have  one hop left ... what am I missing?

What you are missing is that a beacon sent via WIDE1-1 from a balloon will 
not only set off all of the WIDEn-n digis, but all of the "home fill-in" 
WIDE1-1 digis as well. Using WIDE2-1 will drastically cut down on the QRM. 
The only reason for the WIDE1-1 digis is to help mobiles reach WIDEn-n 
digis. That shouldn't be needed when beaconing from a balloon.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!" 

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