[aprssig] Recommended Message Packet Length (PacLen) through satellites?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Sep 1 14:10:58 CDT 2014


Shorter is always better when it comes to APRS packets.  And when doing 
APRS satellites, shorter gives you a much better chance to get through.  
"Hi" has a better chance than "Hello" which is still better than 
"Greetings fellow Earthing...".

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


On 9/1/2014 2:59 PM, Alan wrote:
> I have seen some of Bob's discussions WRT to terrestrial use, and the various HTs which many people use.  Is there a different recommend maximum Packet Length for communicating via the various packet satellites?  Some TNCs and emulators, as well as programs such as UISS, have options for this.
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> Alan
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