[amsat-bb] Open source APRS tracker Kickstarter

Bryce Salmi bryce.salmi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 15:28:00 UTC 2015

As technology and access to technology also progresses so should the
network supporting it.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > It looks like it is time to restructure the entire APRS system
> Hams do a good job of self policing when they know the requirements and
> proper procedures.  APRS hasn't failed in over 22 years.  The purpose of
> this thread is to simply remind people that balloons should use the
> recommended path for balloons that can cover a million square miles, and
> not the same path they use for their car locally.   Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org <javascript:;>] On
> Behalf Of Thomas
> Doyle
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Open source APRS tracker Kickstarter
> It looks like it is time to restructure the entire APRS system. Any
> network that can be brought down by non-compliant clients has a big
> problem and should be restructured. Trying to police the entire world to
> make sure no one violates a protocol for a large scale open access network
> is sure to fail.
> 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
> > > On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > >
> >> The #1 question is what Path this device will use.  It is an
> abomination
> >> to fly such a tracker on the APRS network with a beacon rate more
> >> often than once a minute,  *OR* with a path via more than 1 hop.
> >> If those limits are not implemented in hardware, these devices
> >> could trash the national APRS frequency.
> >>
> >> Half the balloons we see go up to not adhere to these APRS
> >> standards because the operators are clueless to the netwrk
> >> constraints and apparently do nothing to research the proper settings..
> >> Bob, WB4APR
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