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[aprssig] high altitude balloon / Raspberry Pi SSTV / RTTYtracking

Thomas Krahn thomas at tkrahn.com
Fri Jul 20 21:38:15 UTC 2012


Keith,

In principle SSDV frames could be transmitted through APRS just as fine 
(imagine live pictures popping up at various places on the APRS map).
However we already have extremely high APRS packet collision rates at 
some regions and hot running aprs.is servers so that I hesitate to 
encourage it. The solution is probably to shift to higher frequencies 
and baud rates for this. I wonder if the aprs.is backbone could handle 
that. Maybe the backbone specialists could give us some idea what is 
realistic.

Thomas
KT5TK



On 07/20/2012 02:16 PM, Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> Thomas KT5TK wrote...
>
>> The balloon with the Raspberry Pi was actually transmitting
>> the webcam pictures with SSDV rather than SSTV...
>> http://ukhas.org.uk/guides:ssdv
>
> Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't heard of SSDV before.
> It was an interesting project even if APRS wasn't involved.
>





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