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[aprssig] A wish for the next TM-D710A firmware update

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Tue May 20 12:49:58 UTC 2008


I agree on the quality above quantity but how about those areas where
coverage is nill to very poor ? In those cases quantity does help but in
moderation. I just did a quick trip from SC to FL and back this past weekend
and it came up. Many areas have poor to no coverage along I-95 and some
areas you just hear an occasional packet. In those instances where there is
a slight opportunity to get a position a higher rate will have a higher
chance of getting digi'ed or heard by an I-Gate.

Actually I would like to see a "MSBurst" key maybe...I know it could be a
nightmare out in the general public but in those areas while you are driving
sending a packet out every 30-45 seconds may actually work. Possibly once
the "My Position" ack is received the high rate of speed would be
deactivated to avoid potential abuse.

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Wes Johnston, AI4PX
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 10:53 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] A wish for the next TM-D710A firmware update

 SNIP>>> .

  The thing to remember is that we want quality of positions above quantity.
Turn triggered beacons provide excellent info.  But we do not need to neatly
trace the exact contours of the interstate or that winding two lane road
from the suburbs into the city.  But it is nice to know which street I
turned down in a residential neighborhood when there are streets every 200
feet.

  Wes

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