[aprssig] Another Balloonist

Tony VE6MVP tony at ve6mvp.com
Mon Mar 17 14:43:20 CDT 2014


Folks

I've decided to change the subject on my postings.

At 10:43 AM 2014-03-17, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>Yes, he was lighting up quite a large geographical area:
>
>Red lines are the first or direct hop.  Green lines are digipeated 
>copies of the packets.   Rest assured that there are LOTS of green 
>lines completely covered by the red lines.  And yes, the red direct 
>links are really that long for a transmitter at altitude.  The 
>direct RF footprint is big anywhere over 1,000 feet AGL.  That's why 
>no path i necessary when flying at altitude.

You had a very impressive graphic a while back that showed the red 
lines and the green lines quite distinctly.    In my opinion that was 
an awesome educational graphic to show balloonists why a path isn't 
needed at altitude.

As you point out the green lines just aren't visible on the graphics 
in your email and the few PNG files I downloaded.

Tony 
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