[amsat-bb] Open source APRS tracker Kickstarter (Proper Path)

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Fri Nov 6 17:50:19 UTC 2015


Perfect! Thank you very much. 

Steve AI9IN 

On 2015-11-06 11:49, Robert Bruninga wrote: 

> ARGH! You are right. SOmwhere over the last 22 years, the link and page
> BALLOONS.TXT file is gone.
> So I just added the path receommendation to the top of our page:
> http://aprs.org/balloons.html [1]
> -----Original Message-----
>> What is a suggested addressing protocol for an APRS balloon? a quick search of the internet didn't turn up anything obvious to a
> newbie like me.
> 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


>> 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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[1] http://aprs.org/balloons.html
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