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[aprssig] Balloon Path general discussion.OOPS!

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 23 22:34:33 UTC 2009





Forgot about the AGL vs. MSL issue...

Maybe altitude change can be examined...

Hmmm  Stickier prblem than originally thought...

Thinking cap time...

73, Steve, K9DCI


--- On Thu, 7/23/09, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] Balloon Path general discussion.
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 4:55 PM
> 
> 
> 
> 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...
> 
> First:
> 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...
> 
> Something like:
> 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
> 
>   http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/
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