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[aprssig] Re: Tracker Smart Pathing

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Mar 23 02:08:33 UTC 2006

>>> kc2mmi at verizon.net 03/22/06 7:19 PM >>>
>><<Proportional Pathing cuts the load on the network, not
>>by less updates, but by less packets farther away, while
>>maintaining a good rate locally so that when you are
>>close and need more frequent updates you get them.>>

>Bob, are you sure that logic is valid?  That someone 
>further away "needs" fewer updates? Suppose you 
>are the party with the APRS setup, and you are 
>calling information back to someone in the local field. 
>Proportional Pathing would give you--and by extension 
>them, in the local area--less information.

Then don't use it in that instance.  Proportional Pathing
is just a set-up option like Smart Beaconing.  If it suits
your routine use, use it.  If not set it to -off-.


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