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[aprssig] Tracker Smart Pathing

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Mar 21 16:13:07 UTC 2006

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Tom Russo wrote:

> So what parameters have folks used with SmartBeaconing that has actually
> allowed reasonable packet rates under normal circumstances?

I set mine to do one packet per 1.5 or 2.0 miles when going
straight, and to beacon on a turn of 22 degrees or more.  I'm
sending out Base-91 posits.

The symbol and the beacon rates change to once per 7 minutes when
going less than 4mph.  When parked I only get out 2 beacons or so
until the APO shuts everything down.  If hiking with this unit I'd
get a fixed once per 7 minute rate.

Whether that's excessive beaconing, I don't know.  Seems to put out
a decent track.

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