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

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Sep 26 18:39:38 CDT 2005

Do NOT send to WIDE1-1.
That keys up every home station and
fill-in digi.  Remember that WIDE1-1's are
the direct replacement of the old RELAY.
That is, lots and lots of home stations.
In general, all the rules for the old RELAY
apply to WIDE1-1.  And one of those is
not to use that path for Balloons or any
site that can hit a digi already...  bob

>>> brianbr at mac.com 09/26/05 4:48 PM >>>
  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?

cheers ... 73 de brian  riley, n1bq, underhill center, vermont
   <n1bq at wulfden.org>

On Sep 26, 2005, at 3:52 PM, K. Mark Caviezel wrote:

> In general I follow them for my "ES-OS" launches, and
> choose to ignore the negative QRM email I get from
> some hams ascerting that an airborne beacon on 144.39
> will cripple the entire APRS network.

> I used to fly WIDE, now I'll fly WIDE2-1 under new
> paradigm. Normally for high altitude flights, I get a
> good copy and decode of the direct beacon, the single
> digi hop may be useful if I am nulled directly under
> the balloon.

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