[aprssig] Dead Reckoning in APRS

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 19 15:16:46 CDT 2006

  Message: 8
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 18:22:27 -0400
From: "Robert Bruninga" 

Subject: [aprssig] Dead Reckoning in APRS
 ...somebody said (damn digest listing):
>Just curious... what happens if the mobile station just parks 
>and turns his "tracker" off? Does dead reckoning make it 
>keep going in APRSdos...

     I believe the correct way of giving the anwser should be: 
      NO!  It does not "keep going" with DR.
  I saw the beauty of DR immediately, as you described it.  (still learning about APRS & your work)
   It does not "keep going".  The display gives a definitive indication of a "stale" target and an indication of how stale or latent it is...at a glance.
  The other side of this, of course, and as you are well aware of, is sensory overload...if you try to cram too much info into a given space / screen / ear.
  On some of those high end flight simulators, I sometimes wanted to shoot that damn babe relling me for the twenth time I was hit.  "Shut the bleep up!"  I'm trying to fly the damn plane! ... and save my ass!"  (:-)
  Good thing it was just a simulator...
  73, Steve, K9DCI  USN '63-'69

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