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[aprssig] Proportional Pathing and Aprstracker v0.11?

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Wed Nov 29 01:45:09 UTC 2006


I once did this with my car and a kpc3.... When I was the only one on
aprs in my town I had a beacon rate of 20 seconds out 0 hops, and once a
minute (or three can't remember), went out 2 hops.

It would be nice if this were built in to a tracker.
Wes


On 11/28/06, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> Arno,
>
> > Aprstracker is an open source firmware for PIC based trackers
> > like the  TinyTrak, KF161-Tracker, or KF163-Tracker.
> > ...including... SmartBeaconing...
>
> Smart beaconing was a great improvement over fixed rates.  APRS
> was never intended for fixed rates anyway, but was supposed to
> use algorithms such as "decaying" to limit duplicates and old
> data and provide priority to new and fresh data.  I am glad you
> have this in your code.
>
> But there are many user settings for smart-beaconing that need
> to be changed depending on the situation and this can sometimes
> make things worse instead of better if these settings are set
> improperly.
>
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