9194Re: [tracker2] Re: Position Packets
- Nov 2, 2009On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 5:55 PM, w4sna <w4sna@...> wrote:
> What I want to do is eliminate the position packet to recover the wastedWhat about the wasted bandwidth from the status packet?
> bandwidth. The station position is already being broadcast in the WX
>!3622.65N/08021.86W_PHG5750/Wide1-1, WX Sauratown Mtn, NCThat's an awful lot of wasted bandwidth, far more than what you're
The status packet gives nothing new to the observer in the first 20
characters. The PHG would be useful if it were on a position packet,
not status. WIDE1-1 is new info, WX is known from your icon. Sauratown
Mtn, NC can be deduced from your location.
The site that you are at looks like a might fine spot for a full blown
digipeater rather than a fill-in. You probably hear more than the
other full digipeaters in the area. One issue with running a fill-in
digipeater is that you end up acting only as an RF collector site.
Anyone in your local area sending messages probably won't get a
message back because there's no local digi to bounce through.
You're also hammering the local RF network pretty hard. You're sending
WX packets every 5 minutes over a 2 hop path. That's probably lighting
up most of North Carolina, half of Virginia, and probably even hitting
South Carolina too. If you really need to know the weather ever 5
minutes on the mountaintop, and you don't have internet access up
there, it might be a good idea to run on a separate frequency. Because
your station is sitting on a mountaintop, a WIDE2-2 path is equivalent
to a regular user using a path of WIDE3-3. Regular users have to use
one hop to get to the mountaintop, but your station is already there.
> I don't know why you can't see the screen shot. It looks fine onPretty hard to read your email as a movie... this reflector is not
> Firefox. Are you viewing via email?
going to pass images. If you want to share an image, save it in the
images section of the yahoogroup, or on another site of your choice.
Unfortunately I don't have a weather station, so I haven't played with
sending weather and packets...
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