Re: [aprsisce] FW: NMEA-Data for the Object, was: Password Request
- On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Steve Daniels
> There is a valid reason to receive tracking data from a source and useOh I have no argument that there are some valid use cases for this
> aprsis to send to RF/APRS-IS and I may end up doing it sometime in
> the future. Mainly to get around the UK regs.
type of situation.
I could lash up some manner of system to gather location information
from the Carvel Upper Air Sounding Station just a few miles from my
home, and feed the twice daily sounding balloon data onto the RF
network here. I would find it interesting for a bit, and there are
probably others that might find it interesting as well, but should I
do that twice daily 365 days a year just because it can be done?
Then there's the issue of "To What Purpose"? Are you feeding the data
to RF just because you can? Is it to share your data with others
around the world? If you're tracking the payload for recovery, it's
best to listen with the proper gear direct off air. Your fixed ground
station may lose the signal before the payload lands, and you may move
out of range of the APRS network before getting to your landing area.
With direct RF reception you should be able to hear your payload
better and better as you close in on the final landing location.
> Are you aware James that the Balloon alerts get sent to the ANSRVRYes I am aware of the capability, but it is of limited use for myself.
> Balloon group with the addition of auto balloon burst alert as well.
I do not run an APRS client with 24/7 internet access that I carry
with me all day. The announcements would be of limited interest to
others in my local area to have dozens of announcements for flights
around the world to be gated to the RF network to which I listen on a
limited basis. I do however carry a cellular telephone about 16 hours
a day, and email gets delivered to my hip without annoying anyone else
but me. It's all about utilizing the technology available in the most
Just because we can doesn't mean we have to...
Having the capability is great, and for those that it makes sense to
use it, have at it.