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[aprssig] KC2TUA/KC2UFG Ballon QRM

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 16:29:30 UTC 2009


> I'm sure a lot of people had fun with it. I enjoyed watching it.

That's the big question...   For everybody watching it -- how many
were on the APRS TCP LAN vs the APRS RF LAN...   Yes - there are
essentially two different networks.     Those watching with pure RF
applications would see a few more packets due to the extended path.
Those watching on TCP - the path didn't matter.   I would wager that
by looking at the raw packet dump we would find the majority of the
packets gated to the APRS-IS came directly to I-gates with no hops.

It all boils down to what was the goal?  Getting packets out via RF to
live stations vs into the TCP system.

Once the goal is defined, the appropriate path is fairly obvious...

73
Bill - WA7NWP



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