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

Steve steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Mon Sep 1 17:19:03 CDT 2014


As Lynn says the shorter the better. Use compressed for the location part.
A lot of people are trying to use the same channel at the same time, when a
pass happens. So shorter packets give everyone a better chance.

If you see someone trying to use the Mailbox you may just as well give up.
Generally the entire pass is taken up with connect retries, it being
connected mode rather then unconnected.

Steve G6UIM

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
Sent: 01 September 2014 20:11
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Recommended Message Packet Length (PacLen) through
satellites?

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.
>
> 73s,
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
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