[amsat-bb] Open source APRS tracker Kickstarter

Joe nss at mwt.net
Fri Nov 6 15:36:10 UTC 2015

with all the new computer capabilities, couldn't a ummm filter or 
something be made, that if it is a -11 signal. then regardless of what 
is being sent for hops it is ignored? if above "X" feet?

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On 11/6/2015 9:19 AM, Robert Bruninga 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] 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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