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[aprssig] KJ4GQV ClusterBalloon Flying

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jul 30 14:57:38 UTC 2010

> Above altitude of 3000 feet one should use at 
> most WIDE1-1, preferrably no via paths at all.  

>> Bob should really write some new guidance 
>> on path definitions for flyers.

The recommendation has never changed in the last decade.

NEVER-EVER USED WIDE1-1 !!!!  There is no DUPE suppression in
APRS for WIDE1-1!.

For BALLOONS, the recommendation is to use a payload with
variable paths and rates at altitude and on the ground * OR * if
a less-smart payload is used, use WIDE2-2 and no more often than
1 minute.  This is not as bad as it sounds.  Every digi will
ONLY DIGIPEAT IT ONCE (not twice or more) because the New-N
paradigm eliminates dupes.  And having a new "vehicle" appear in
every digi area for a 3 hour mission special event, is no worse
than another driver driving though the area.

If a DIGI is causing dupes, FIX THE DIGI!  Update to the 2004
New-N Paradigm!!!

For Aircraft, the PATH is WIDE2-1.  There is no reason to need 2
hops on the ground.  The plane should not be lost...

NEVER USE WIDE1-1 on any airborne mobile.

Bob, Wb4APR

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