[aprssig] Another Balloonist
tony at ve6mvp.com
Mon Mar 17 14:43:20 CDT 2014
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.
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