[aprssig] APRS CSMA Settings

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue May 20 16:26:13 CDT 2014


I beg to differ on that one.  APRS messages ARE retried on an increasing 
interval until it gives up or an ack is received via a separate APRS 
message.  This isn't connected packet, it's APRS messaging.  But it's 
retries at the application level, not within the lower protocol stacks.

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

On 5/20/2014 4:05 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Not at all.  That is connected packet.  The whole reason for APRS was to
> get away from that very inefficient way of using packet...
>
> Bob
>
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> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS CSMA Settings
>
> WB4APR writes:
>
>> This does not apply to APRS at all.  APRS never retries (other than
>> simply waiting for the next beacon repeat... 10 minutes for local
>> direct packets, and 30 minutes for 2 hop fixed beacons).
> I thought that the sending station of an APRS messages retries until it
> gets an acknowledgment using an exponential back-off algorithm.
>
> --
> Bob Poortinga NG9M
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