[aprssig] Another Clueless Balloonist On The Rampage With A Bad Path...
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Mar 16 13:34:01 CDT 2014
On 3/16/2014 1:26 PM, Kriss A Kliegle wrote:
> I NEVER understood why mfg.'s of trackers, and radio’s with built in
> APRS capabilities (i.e. Kenwood) placed outdated or bad paths in the default
> Occasionally I still see Kenwood radios running RELAY,WIDE motoring around the
> area, but alas...
> no QRZ.com email to correct them of their ways. (sigh)
> 73 de Kriss KA1GJU-X where X=INT(9)
Currently Kenwood TH-72 handhelds, D710 Mobiles and TinyTracks/Microtracks are
shipped with the proper path setting for USE ON THE GROUND; i.e. WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 .
The problem arises when clueless users use them out-of-the-box, without
changing settings, for airborne operations. Although he must have somehow got
into the settings, since TinyTracks would never leave Byonics set to a beacon
rate of once every 10 secs!
From his Univ of Michigan faculty bio, this Stanford PhD appears to have never
actually worked with the radio systems he theorizes about.....
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