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[aprssig] APRS Weather hops and rates

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Feb 29 22:09:17 UTC 2008

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> We need something analogous to mobile "smart beaconing" combined with 
> "proportional pathing" for weather.    When the station sees a rapid 
> change in key variables (wind speed, barometer, temp??), it would 
> increase the beacon rate.  After the front passes through and 
> variables quit changing rapidly, the beacons could slow down again.  
> The beacon paths would shift to a higher percentage of long-path 
> beacons during rapid changes, and revert to a higher percentage of 
> no-path beacons when nothing is happening.
Further thought:

I can envision this concept as either part of the next generation 
firmware for dedicated Weather-Trak-type devices


if the alternate-path-option objects plugin for UIview discussed in 
another thread on this list was developed, it could be expanded to also 
incorporate variable rate/path weather beaconing.


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