[aprssig] Balloon Path general discussion.
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 23 16:55:33 CDT 2009
Yikes... an explosion of posts this am...
I'm engrossed in prep for a trip and will try to call one or two of these guys, but I had a thought that should be addressed before "helping" these folks.
Now, I'm SPECULATING, but this could be a valid argument...
YES WIDE1-1 is BAD at altitude, no argument there.
For short flights, it only lasts for a while, yea, annoying, but perhaps bearable.
Then (here's where I speculate) When the baloon decends/lands, it would be nice to have it use fill-in digis, if it needs it, to facillate recovery.
...OK... I see that rationale. >> short flights; bearable.
SO If the goal is IGates...
1 - How about options in the tracker SW to change Path at different altitudes...
Alt < 500 Ft WIDE1-1,Wide2-2
500 < alt < 2000 Wide 2-2
Alt > 2000 WIDE 2-1
...yea, I know, depends on locale, too.
Seems obvious...Or has this been discussed/considered/done...
a.k.a. day late, dollar short dept.
73, Steve, K9DCI
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