[aprssig] Another inconsiderate balloon

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Sep 13 15:28:48 CDT 2013

(Warning: shameless plug below)

On 9/13/2013 4:14 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
> At 12:21 PM 2013-09-13, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Yep, communicated direct (red lines) well over 300 miles (circle is 
>> 357 miles radius) and lit up digipeaters across a 700 mile range.  
>> All of those green lines at the edges are unnecessary digipeater hops 
>> because it's quite likely that the red lines were hitting numerous 
>> IGates at the same time the digipeaters received it.
> Now that's the kind of graphic that some folks need to see to 
> understand what is happening.  I can visualize things in my head, 
> mostly <smile>, but that graphic is awesome!

Comes for free if you run APRSISCE/32 as your APRS client.  It was just 
a matter of selecting what path options I wanted to see.

The default is Flash (10 seconds), but when you select All, you get to 
see the paths of every packet you've received.  Of course, it looks even 
better with an RF feed because you're not limited to the first packet to 
make it to the APRS-IS, but see every digipeat of every packet.

You can play with the Direct, First, Middle, and Final to see real-time 
changes and how many packets have gone through digi-to-digi hops 
(Middle) to get where they're going.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

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