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[aprssig] Failed APRS?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Jan 20 01:54:34 UTC 2009


I've experimented with that before, and didn't come up with a scheme I 
liked to avoid extra transmissions at stop lights and such.

With the T2 or OT1+, you can switch to a second, low-rate profile when 
the car is off (switching based on supply voltage can usually detect 
that) and set the transmit-on-switch option so it'll transmit 
immediately when you shut down.

And for the record, it's Pop Tarts and popcorn that I've GOT in the 
office... I'm out of spaghetti-Os and bagel dogs.  But it's mostly Coke 
Zero that fuels the software development, anyway.  =]

(BTW, 225 Tracker2 boards came in today, all UPS orders shipped already 
and postal orders will start shipping tomorrow.)

Scott
N1VG

John Galvin wrote:
> Maybe if we increase the "Pop Tart" deliveries, Scott may consider 
> adding this to the OT's Smart Beaconing algorithm. I agree this is a 
> problem.
> 
> 73, John - N5TIM
> 
> Wes Johnston, AI4PX wrote:
>> This guy is right about smart beaconing... one of my complaints for 
>> years... when you STOP it doesn't beacon for 30 minutes.  Smart beacon 
>> should at least beacon as you come to rest, or preferably, go into a 
>> standard APRS decay until the interval reaches 30 minutes.
>>
>>
>> Wes
>> ---
>> It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must 
>> never label a necessary evil as good.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:kg4wsv at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Sounds like this guy's biggest disappointment is that he has smart
>>     beaconing misconfigured, or else doesn't understand how it works.
>>
>>     He's also guessing about congestion.  It may be congestion, or
>>     something wrong with his rig, or something else entirely...
>>
>>     -Jason
>>     kg4wsv
>>
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