[aprssig] APRS *not* SPOT
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 7 17:47:50 CDT 2011
--- Keith VE7GDH wrote, in part:
> Lynn KJ4ERJ wrote...
> ... You can go out into the boonies now and beacon every minute and
> sometimes, you will be picked up by the ISS. A more intelligent
> system would know when the satellites were there and only beacon
> when there was something listening, or alternatively, the satellites
> could send their own beacon to wake up the "trackers" so they
> wouldn't waste batteries when there wasn't any coverage.
This brings up an idea I had some time ago and may have mentioned.
Satelite smart beaconing. or perhaps Digi based Beaconing, Intelligent Beaconing, or Sophisticated Beaconing....
Only beacon *if* you hear other traffic. Why beacon if there are no digis within earshot...? right? Oh yes, of course you may not hear them but they can hear you. However, if you *are* out in the boonies and know you will only be using satellites, simply wait until you hear something before beaconing.
I'm sure there can be improvements suggested, but that's the basic idea.
73, Steve, K9DCI
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