[aprssig] Tracker Smart Pathing
archer at eskimo.com
Tue Mar 21 10:35:57 CST 2006
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Curt, WE7U wrote:
> 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.
Our #1 guy this morning on the Seattle Hog List has sent 307
NMEA-string (LONG) packets today.
I've sent 36 base-91 (SHORT) packets, 14 of which were dupes as
received by the SEA node right in Seattle, so really only 22 unique
packets during my 50-minute commute made it to Seattle. That seems
reasonable for a SmartBeaconing(tm) setup. I'm currently #42 but
I'll drop further down the list during the day because I'm not
transmitting while parked:
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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