Thursday, June 18, 2015

Please check your station settings

We currently have three stationary stations generating over 500 packets a day - closer to 1000.   Better settings would have that at an adequate 50 packets a day...

  • If your mobile is stationary...   Configure it to slow down beacons.   Once every half hour is fine - a beacon every minute when not moving is not needed.
  • If you're doing telemetry - you don't need the heading and data rules transmitted every few minutes.  Once an hour would be fine.  Once every day or two would work if you're not making changes.
  • If your mobile is moving - you don't need to beacon every 10 seconds.   A transmission very couple minutes on the busy 144.390 MHz channel is adequate to show where you're at.  Better yet - use smart beaconing to send beacons when needed and not when not needed.
As for general configuration...
  • RELAY,WIDE is no longer supported.   You won't get the advantage of fill in digipeaters.  Yes - we still have stations using that path.