[aprssig] APRS Messenger Android released

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Wed Jun 12 20:43:37 CDT 2013


Hi Bob,

Ok, I think I understand that (still learning the ins and outs of APRS).
The perspective I was coming from...for the application I was thinking of
(tracking SAG positions of vehicles in a public service event) a 3 minute
beacon would be problematic...as we are trying to accurately track position
for deployment purposes- we generally try to either use Smartbeaconing, or
set beacon rates of 30 secs to 1 minute.

Eric K9LGE

Eric Lorenz
Communications/Safety Chair
American Diabetes Association
Tour de Cure/Chicago
On Jun 12, 2013 7:15 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > Just out of curiosity...any reason why you chose to have one fixed beacon
> > rate?
>
> Some of us like the deterministic nature of fixed rates.  It provides
> all kinds of useful information.
>
> 1) You can know when to expect an update
> 2) You can easily judge coverage by looking at the separation of dots
> 3) You can easily see speed by looking at the separati of dots
> 4) You can judge network performance and consistancy
> 5) Your performance is deterministic.
> 6) Expectations are consistent
>
> Bob, WB4APR
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