[aprssig] NE Illinois Balloon Tracks
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jul 24 10:57:50 CDT 2009
> The balloonists need to be elmered in the
> direction of those trackers that do support
> scripted profile switching... It sounds like
> tempers are flaring, and arrogance levels are
> rising on both sides.
And missunderstanding is rampant. As I said yesterday, there is
nothing wrong with a 2 hop WIDEn-N path in a balloon in a proper
APRS New-N paradigm network.
There is remarkably little difference between a 1-hop and a
2-hop path at altitude using balloons:
Every digi that hears it will digipeat it once and only once.
The load in the area of every digi within hundreds of miles is
no different than a 1 minute mobile driving though.
The ERRORS yesterday in violation of all recommendations were
1) Use of an arrogant 30 second period
2) Use of WIDE1-1 as the first hop
The benefit to the balloonist of 2 hops is important and causes
little added QRM and should be tolerated. 30 second rates and
using WIDE1-1 should be corrected.
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