Change nominalRange to nominalTransmitDistance in a few places.
Change nominalRange to nominalTransmitDistance in a few places.

--- a/ARConfiguration.cs
+++ b/ARConfiguration.cs
@@ -16,6 +16,18 @@
 	[KSPAddon(KSPAddon.Startup.SpaceCentre, false)]
 	public class ARConfiguration : MonoBehaviour
 	{
+		private const string WINDOW_POS_KEY = "configWindowPos";
+		private const string REQUIRE_LOS_KEY = "requireLineOfSight";
+		private const string GRACE_RATIO_KEY = "graceRatio";
+		private const string REQUIRE_PROBE_CONNECTION_KEY = "requireConnectionForControl";
+		private const string FIXED_POWER_KEY = "fixedPowerCost";
+		private const string PRETTY_LINES_KEY = "drawPrettyLines";
+		private const string UPDATE_DELAY_KEY = "updateDelay";
+		private const string USE_ADDITIVE_KEY = "useAdditiveRanges";
+
+		private const string TRACKING_STATION_RANGES_KEY = "TRACKING_STATION_RANGES";
+		private const string RANGE_KEY = "range";
+
 		/// <summary>
 		/// Indicates whether connections require line of sight.
 		/// </summary>
@@ -59,7 +71,42 @@
 		public static bool PrettyLines
 		{
 			get;
-			private set;
+			set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets the update delay.
+		/// </summary>
+		public static long UpdateDelay
+		{
+			get;
+			private set;
+		}
+
+		public static bool UseAdditiveRanges
+		{
+			get;
+			private set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets Kerbin's relay range based on the current tracking station level.
+		/// </summary>
+		public static double KerbinRelayRange
+		{
+			get;
+			private set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets Kerbin's nominal relay range based on the current tracking station level.
+		/// </summary>
+		public static double KerbinNominalRange
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				return KerbinRelayRange / 2.8284271247461901d;
+			}
 		}
 
 #pragma warning disable 1591
@@ -67,10 +114,17 @@
 		private bool showConfigWindow;
 		private Rect configWindowPos;
 
+		private string updateDelayStr;
+		private long updateDelay;
+
 		private IButton toolbarButton;
 		private ApplicationLauncherButton appLauncherButton;
 
+		private double[] trackingStationRanges;
+
 		private System.Version runningVersion;
+
+		private bool runOnce;
 
 		private KSP.IO.PluginConfiguration _config;
 		private KSP.IO.PluginConfiguration config
@@ -96,25 +150,79 @@
 			this.configWindowPos = new Rect(Screen.width / 4, Screen.height / 2, 180, 15);
 
 
-			this.configWindowPos = this.LoadConfigValue("configWindowPos", this.configWindowPos);
-
-			ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight = this.LoadConfigValue("requireLineOfSight", false);
-
-			ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio = (1 - this.LoadConfigValue("graceRatio", .05d));
+			this.configWindowPos = this.LoadConfigValue(WINDOW_POS_KEY, this.configWindowPos);
+
+			ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight = this.LoadConfigValue(REQUIRE_LOS_KEY, false);
+
+			ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio = (1 - this.LoadConfigValue(GRACE_RATIO_KEY, .05d));
 			ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio *= ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio;
 
 			ARConfiguration.RequireConnectionForControl =
-				this.LoadConfigValue("requireConnectionForControl", false);
-
-			ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost = this.LoadConfigValue("fixedPowerCost", false);
-
-			ARConfiguration.PrettyLines = this.LoadConfigValue("drawPrettyLines", true);
+				this.LoadConfigValue(REQUIRE_PROBE_CONNECTION_KEY, false);
+
+			ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost = this.LoadConfigValue(FIXED_POWER_KEY, false);
+
+			ARConfiguration.PrettyLines = this.LoadConfigValue(PRETTY_LINES_KEY, true);
+
+			ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay = this.LoadConfigValue(UPDATE_DELAY_KEY, 16L);
+
+			ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges = this.LoadConfigValue(USE_ADDITIVE_KEY, true);
+
+			this.updateDelayStr = ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay.ToString();
 
 			GameEvents.onGameSceneLoadRequested.Add(this.onSceneChangeRequested);
+			GameEvents.OnKSCFacilityUpgraded.Add(this.onFacilityUpgraded);
 
 			Debug.Log(string.Format("{0} v{1} - ARConfiguration loaded!", this.GetType().Name, this.runningVersion));
 
+			ConfigNode[] tsRangeNodes = GameDatabase.Instance.GetConfigNodes(TRACKING_STATION_RANGES_KEY);
+
+			if (tsRangeNodes.Length > 0)
+			{
+				string[] rangeValues = tsRangeNodes[0].GetValues(RANGE_KEY);
+
+				this.trackingStationRanges = new double[rangeValues.Length];
+
+				for (int idx = 0; idx < rangeValues.Length; idx++)
+				{
+					if (!double.TryParse(rangeValues[idx], out this.trackingStationRanges[idx]))
+					{
+						this.LogError("Could not parse value '{0}' to double; Tracking Station ranges may not work!");
+						this.trackingStationRanges[idx] = 0d;
+					}
+				}
+
+				this.Log("Loaded Tracking Station ranges from config: [{0}]", this.trackingStationRanges.SPrint());
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				this.trackingStationRanges = new double[]
+				{
+					51696576d,
+					37152180000d,
+					224770770000d
+				};
+
+				this.LogWarning("Failed to load Tracking Station ranges from config, using hard-coded values: [{0}]",
+					this.trackingStationRanges.SPrint());
+			}
+
+			this.runOnce = true;
+
 			Tools.PostDebugMessage(this, "Awake.");
+		}
+
+		public void Update()
+		{
+			if (
+				this.runOnce &&
+				(ScenarioUpgradeableFacilities.Instance != null || HighLogic.CurrentGame.Mode != Game.Modes.CAREER)
+			)
+			{
+				this.runOnce = false;
+
+				this.SetKerbinRelayRange();
+			}
 		}
 
 		public void OnGUI()
@@ -167,7 +275,7 @@
 				if (configPos != this.configWindowPos)
 				{
 					this.configWindowPos = configPos;
-					this.SaveConfigValue("configWindowPos", this.configWindowPos);
+					this.SaveConfigValue(WINDOW_POS_KEY, this.configWindowPos);
 				}
 			}
 		}
@@ -182,7 +290,7 @@
 			if (requireLineOfSight != ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight)
 			{
 				ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight = requireLineOfSight;
-				this.SaveConfigValue("requireLineOfSight", requireLineOfSight);
+				this.SaveConfigValue(REQUIRE_LOS_KEY, requireLineOfSight);
 			}
 
 			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
@@ -197,7 +305,7 @@
 			if (requireConnectionForControl != ARConfiguration.RequireConnectionForControl)
 			{
 				ARConfiguration.RequireConnectionForControl = requireConnectionForControl;
-				this.SaveConfigValue("requireConnectionForControl", requireConnectionForControl);
+				this.SaveConfigValue(REQUIRE_PROBE_CONNECTION_KEY, requireConnectionForControl);
 			}
 
 			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
@@ -208,7 +316,18 @@
 			if (fixedPowerCost != ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost)
 			{
 				ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost = fixedPowerCost;
-				this.SaveConfigValue("fixedPowerCost", fixedPowerCost);
+				this.SaveConfigValue(FIXED_POWER_KEY, fixedPowerCost);
+			}
+
+			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
+
+			GUILayout.BeginHorizontal();
+
+			bool useAdditive = GUITools.Toggle(ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges, "Use Additive Ranges");
+			if (useAdditive != ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges)
+			{
+				ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges = useAdditive;
+				this.SaveConfigValue(USE_ADDITIVE_KEY, useAdditive);
 			}
 
 			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
@@ -219,10 +338,26 @@
 			if (prettyLines != ARConfiguration.PrettyLines)
 			{
 				ARConfiguration.PrettyLines = prettyLines;
-				this.SaveConfigValue("drawPrettyLines", prettyLines);
-			}
-
-			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
+				this.SaveConfigValue(PRETTY_LINES_KEY, prettyLines);
+			}
+
+			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
+
+			GUILayout.BeginHorizontal();
+
+			GUILayout.Label("Update Delay", GUILayout.ExpandWidth(false));
+
+			this.updateDelayStr = GUILayout.TextField(this.updateDelayStr, 4, GUILayout.Width(40f));
+
+			GUILayout.Label("ms", GUILayout.ExpandWidth(false));
+
+			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
+
+			if (this.updateDelayStr.Length > 1 && long.TryParse(this.updateDelayStr, out this.updateDelay))
+			{
+				ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay = Math.Min(Math.Max(this.updateDelay, 16), 2500);
+				this.updateDelayStr = ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay.ToString();
+			}
 
 			if (requireLineOfSight)
 			{
@@ -243,7 +378,7 @@
 				if (newRatio != graceRatio)
 				{
 					ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio = (1d - newRatio) * (1d - newRatio);
-					this.SaveConfigValue("graceRatio", newRatio);
+					this.SaveConfigValue(GRACE_RATIO_KEY, newRatio);
 				}
 
 				GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
@@ -257,19 +392,22 @@
 		public void OnDestroy()
 		{
 			GameEvents.onGameSceneLoadRequested.Remove(this.onSceneChangeRequested);
+			GameEvents.OnKSCFacilityUpgraded.Remove(this.onFacilityUpgraded);
 
 			if (this.toolbarButton != null)
 			{
 				this.toolbarButton.Destroy();
+				this.toolbarButton = null;
 			}
 
 			if (this.appLauncherButton != null)
 			{
 				ApplicationLauncher.Instance.RemoveModApplication(this.appLauncherButton);
-			}
-		}
-
-		protected void onSceneChangeRequested(GameScenes scene)
+				this.appLauncherButton = null;
+			}
+		}
+
+		private void onSceneChangeRequested(GameScenes scene)
 		{
 			if (scene != GameScenes.SPACECENTER)
 			{
@@ -278,9 +416,46 @@
 			}
 		}
 
+		private void onFacilityUpgraded(Upgradeables.UpgradeableFacility fac, int lvl)
+		{
+			if (fac.id == "SpaceCenter/TrackingStation")
+			{
+				this.Log("Caught onFacilityUpgraded for {0} at level {1}", fac.id, lvl);
+				this.SetKerbinRelayRange();
+			}
+		}
+
+		private void SetKerbinRelayRange()
+		{
+			int tsLevel;
+
+			if (HighLogic.CurrentGame.Mode == Game.Modes.CAREER)
+			{
+				tsLevel = ScenarioUpgradeableFacilities.protoUpgradeables["SpaceCenter/TrackingStation"]
+					.facilityRefs[0].FacilityLevel;
+			
+
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				tsLevel = this.trackingStationRanges.Length - 1;
+			}
+
+			if (tsLevel < this.trackingStationRanges.Length && tsLevel >= 0)
+			{
+				KerbinRelayRange = this.trackingStationRanges[tsLevel];
+				this.Log("Setting Kerbin's range to {0}", KerbinRelayRange);
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				this.LogError("Could not set Kerbin's range with invalid Tracking Station level {0}", tsLevel);
+			}
+		}
+
 		private void toggleConfigWindow()
 		{
 			this.showConfigWindow = !this.showConfigWindow;
+			this.updateDelayStr = ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay.ToString();
 		}
 
 		private T LoadConfigValue<T>(string key, T defaultValue)

--- a/ARFlightController.cs
+++ b/ARFlightController.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // ARFlightController.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -40,35 +40,35 @@
 	public class ARFlightController : MonoBehaviour
 	{
 		#region Fields
-		protected Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string> connectionTextures;
-		protected Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, Texture> appLauncherTextures;
-
-		protected ARMapRenderer mapRenderer;
-
-		protected IButton toolbarButton;
-
-		protected ApplicationLauncherButton appLauncherButton;
-		protected Tools.DebugLogger log;
-
-		protected System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch updateTimer;
+		private Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string> toolbarTextures;
+		private Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, Texture> appLauncherTextures;
+
+		private ARMapRenderer mapRenderer;
+
+		private IButton toolbarButton;
+
+		private ApplicationLauncherButton appLauncherButton;
+		private Tools.DebugLogger log;
+
+		private System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch updateTimer;
 		#endregion
 
 		#region Properties
 		public ConnectionStatus currentConnectionStatus
 		{
 			get;
-			protected set;
-		}
-
-		protected string currentConnectionTexture
-		{
-			get
-			{
-				return this.connectionTextures[this.currentConnectionStatus];
-			}
-		}
-
-		protected Texture currentAppLauncherTexture
+			private set;
+		}
+
+		private string currentConnectionTexture
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				return this.toolbarTextures[this.currentConnectionStatus];
+			}
+		}
+
+		private Texture currentAppLauncherTexture
 		{
 			get
 			{
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@
 		public string lockID
 		{
 			get;
-			protected set;
+			private set;
 		}
 
 		public ControlTypes lockSet
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@
 		#endregion
 
 		#region MonoBehaviour LifeCycle
-		protected void Awake()
+		private void Awake()
 		{
 			this.lockID = "ARConnectionRequired";
 
@@ -126,11 +126,11 @@
 
 			this.updateTimer = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
 
-			this.connectionTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string>();
-
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.None] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconNoConnection";
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.Suboptimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconSubOptimal";
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.Optimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIcon";
+			this.toolbarTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string>();
+
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.None] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconNoConnection";
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.Suboptimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconSubOptimal";
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.Optimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIcon";
 
 			this.appLauncherTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, Texture>();
 
@@ -145,31 +145,23 @@
 			{
 				this.toolbarButton = ToolbarManager.Instance.add("AntennaRange", "ARConnectionStatus");
 
-				this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.None];
+				this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.None];
 				this.toolbarButton.Text = "AntennaRange";
 				this.toolbarButton.Visibility = new GameScenesVisibility(GameScenes.FLIGHT);
-				this.toolbarButton.Enabled = false;
+				this.toolbarButton.OnClick += (e) => (this.buttonToggle());
 			}
 
 			GameEvents.onGameSceneLoadRequested.Add(this.onSceneChangeRequested);
 			GameEvents.onVesselChange.Add(this.onVesselChange);
 		}
 
-		protected void Start()
+		private void Start()
 		{
 			this.mapRenderer = MapView.MapCamera.gameObject.AddComponent<ARMapRenderer>();
 		}
 
-		protected void FixedUpdate()
-		{
-			if (this.appLauncherButton == null && !ToolbarManager.ToolbarAvailable && ApplicationLauncher.Ready)
-			{
-				this.appLauncherButton = ApplicationLauncher.Instance.AddModApplication(
-					ApplicationLauncher.AppScenes.FLIGHT,
-					this.appLauncherTextures[ConnectionStatus.None]
-				);
-			}
-
+		private void FixedUpdate()
+		{
 			this.log.Clear();
 
 			VesselCommand availableCommand;
@@ -222,11 +214,25 @@
 			log.Print();
 		}
 
-		protected void Update()
-		{
-			if (!this.updateTimer.IsRunning || this.updateTimer.ElapsedMilliseconds > 125L)
-			{
-				this.updateTimer.Reset();
+		private void Update()
+		{
+			if (this.toolbarButton != null)
+			{
+				this.toolbarButton.Enabled = MapView.MapIsEnabled;
+			}
+
+			if (this.appLauncherButton == null && !ToolbarManager.ToolbarAvailable && ApplicationLauncher.Ready)
+			{
+				this.appLauncherButton = ApplicationLauncher.Instance.AddModApplication(
+					this.buttonToggle, this.buttonToggle,
+					ApplicationLauncher.AppScenes.FLIGHT | ApplicationLauncher.AppScenes.MAPVIEW,
+					this.appLauncherTextures[ConnectionStatus.None]
+				);
+			}
+
+			if (!this.updateTimer.IsRunning || this.updateTimer.ElapsedMilliseconds > ARConfiguration.UpdateDelay)
+			{
+				this.updateTimer.Restart();
 			}
 			else
 			{
@@ -235,42 +241,74 @@
 
 			this.log.Clear();
 
-			if (
-				(this.toolbarButton != null || this.appLauncherButton != null) &&
-				HighLogic.LoadedSceneIsFlight &&
-				FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel != null
-			)
-			{
-				log.Append("Checking vessel relay status.\n");
-
-				this.currentConnectionStatus = FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel.GetConnectionStatus();
-
-				log.AppendFormat("currentConnectionStatus: {0}, setting texture to {1}",
-					this.currentConnectionStatus, this.currentConnectionTexture);
-
-				if (this.toolbarButton != null)
-				{
-					this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.currentConnectionTexture;
-
-					if (this.currentConnectionStatus == ConnectionStatus.None)
+			if (HighLogic.LoadedSceneIsFlight && FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel != null)
+			{
+				Vessel vessel;
+				IAntennaRelay relay;
+				IList<IAntennaRelay> activeVesselRelays;
+
+				for (int vIdx = 0; vIdx < FlightGlobals.Vessels.Count; vIdx++)
+				{
+					vessel = FlightGlobals.Vessels[vIdx];
+
+					if (vessel == null || vessel == FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel)
 					{
-						this.toolbarButton.Important = true;
+						continue;
 					}
-					else
+
+					log.AppendFormat("Fetching best relay for vessel {0}", vessel);
+
+					relay = vessel.GetBestRelay();
+
+					if (relay != null)
 					{
-						this.toolbarButton.Important = false;
+						log.AppendFormat("Finding nearest relay for best relay {0}", relay);
+
+						relay.FindNearestRelay();
 					}
 				}
-				if (this.appLauncherButton != null)
-				{
-					this.appLauncherButton.SetTexture(this.currentAppLauncherTexture);
+
+				activeVesselRelays = RelayDatabase.Instance[FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel];
+				for (int rIdx = 0; rIdx < activeVesselRelays.Count; rIdx++)
+				{
+					relay = activeVesselRelays[rIdx];
+
+					relay.FindNearestRelay();
+				}
+
+				if (this.toolbarButton != null || this.appLauncherButton != null)
+				{
+					log.Append("Checking vessel relay status.\n");
+
+					this.currentConnectionStatus = FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel.GetConnectionStatus();
+
+					log.AppendFormat("currentConnectionStatus: {0}, setting texture to {1}",
+						this.currentConnectionStatus, this.currentConnectionTexture);
+
+					if (this.toolbarButton != null)
+					{
+						this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.currentConnectionTexture;
+
+						if (this.currentConnectionStatus == ConnectionStatus.None)
+						{
+							if (!this.toolbarButton.Important) this.toolbarButton.Important = true;
+						}
+						else
+						{
+							if (this.toolbarButton.Important) this.toolbarButton.Important = false;
+						}
+					}
+					if (this.appLauncherButton != null)
+					{
+						this.appLauncherButton.SetTexture(this.currentAppLauncherTexture);
+					}
 				}
 			}
 
 			log.Print();
 		}
 
-		protected void OnDestroy()
+		private void OnDestroy()
 		{
 			InputLockManager.RemoveControlLock(this.lockID);
 
@@ -297,14 +335,22 @@
 		}
 		#endregion
 
+		private void buttonToggle()
+		{
+			if (MapView.MapIsEnabled)
+			{
+				ARConfiguration.PrettyLines = !ARConfiguration.PrettyLines;
+			}
+		}
+
 		#region Event Handlers
-		protected void onSceneChangeRequested(GameScenes scene)
+		private void onSceneChangeRequested(GameScenes scene)
 		{
 			print("ARFlightController: Requesting Destruction.");
 			MonoBehaviour.Destroy(this);
 		}
 
-		protected void onVesselChange(Vessel vessel)
+		private void onVesselChange(Vessel vessel)
 		{
 			InputLockManager.RemoveControlLock(this.lockID);
 		}

--- a/ARMapRenderer.cs
+++ b/ARMapRenderer.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // ARMapRenderer.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -40,11 +40,16 @@
 	{
 		#region Fields
 		private Dictionary<Guid, LineRenderer> vesselLineRenderers;
-		private Dictionary<Guid, bool> vesselFrameCache;
+
+		// Debug Stuff
+		#pragma warning disable 649
+		private System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch timer;
+		private Tools.DebugLogger log;
+		private long relayStart;
+		private long start;
+		#pragma warning restore 649
 
 		#pragma warning disable 414
-		private bool dumpBool;
-		private Color lastColor;
 		private Color thisColor;
 		#pragma warning restore 414
 		#endregion
@@ -90,8 +95,12 @@
 			if (ARConfiguration.PrettyLines)
 			{
 				this.vesselLineRenderers = new Dictionary<Guid, LineRenderer>();
-				this.vesselFrameCache = new Dictionary<Guid, bool>();
-			}
+			}
+
+			#if DEBUG
+			this.timer = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
+			this.log = Tools.DebugLogger.New(this);
+			#endif
 		}
 
 		private void OnPreCull()
@@ -103,10 +112,14 @@
 				return;
 			}
 
-			Tools.DebugLogger log = Tools.DebugLogger.New(this);
+			#if DEBUG
+			timer.Restart();
+			#endif
 
 			try
 			{
+				log.Clear();
+
 				log.AppendFormat("OnPreCull.\n");
 
 				log.AppendFormat("\tMapView: Draw3DLines: {0}\n" +
@@ -117,10 +130,6 @@
 					MapView.MapCamera.Distance
 				);
 
-				this.vesselFrameCache.Clear();
-
-				log.AppendLine("vesselFrameCache cleared.");
-
 				if (FlightGlobals.ready && FlightGlobals.Vessels != null)
 				{
 					log.AppendLine("FlightGlobals ready and Vessels list not null.");
@@ -129,19 +138,13 @@
 					{
 						Vessel vessel = FlightGlobals.Vessels[i];
 
+						log.AppendFormat("\nStarting check for vessel {0} at {1}ms", vessel, timer.ElapsedMilliseconds);
+
 						if (vessel == null)
 						{
-							log.AppendFormat("Skipping vessel {0} altogether because it is null.\n");
+							log.AppendFormat("\n\tSkipping vessel {0} altogether because it is null.", vessel);
 							continue;
 						}
-
-						if (this.vesselFrameCache.TryGetValue(vessel.id, out dumpBool))
-						{
-							log.AppendFormat("Skipping vessel {0} because it's already been processed this frame.");
-							continue;
-						}
-
-						log.AppendFormat("Checking vessel {0}.\n", vessel.vesselName);
 
 						switch (vessel.vesselType)
 						{
@@ -149,27 +152,52 @@
 							case VesselType.EVA:
 							case VesselType.Unknown:
 							case VesselType.SpaceObject:
-								log.AppendFormat("\tDiscarded because vessel is of invalid type {0}\n",
+								log.AppendFormat("\n\tDiscarded because vessel is of invalid type {0}",
 									vessel.vesselType);
 								continue;
 						}
 
+						log.AppendFormat("\n\tChecking vessel {0}.", vessel.vesselName);
+
+						#if DEBUG
+						start = timer.ElapsedMilliseconds;
+						#endif
+
 						IAntennaRelay vesselRelay = vessel.GetBestRelay();
+
+						if (vesselRelay == null)
+						{
+							log.AppendFormat("\n\tGot null relay for vessel {0}", vessel.vesselName);
+							continue;
+						}
+
+						log.AppendFormat("\n\tGot best relay {0} ({3}) for vessel {1} in {2} ms",
+							vesselRelay, vessel, timer.ElapsedMilliseconds - start, vesselRelay.GetType().Name);
 
 						if (vesselRelay != null)
 						{
+							#if DEBUG
+							start = timer.ElapsedMilliseconds;
+							#endif
+
 							this.SetRelayVertices(vesselRelay);
+
+							log.AppendFormat("\n\tSet relay vertices for {0} in {1}ms",
+								vessel, timer.ElapsedMilliseconds - start);
 						}
 					}
 				}
 			}
-			catch (Exception)
-			{
+			catch (Exception ex)
+			{
+				this.LogError("Caught {0}: {1}\n{2}\n", ex.GetType().Name, ex.ToString(), ex.StackTrace.ToString());
 				this.Cleanup();
 			}
 			#if DEBUG
 			finally
 			{
+				log.AppendFormat("\n\tOnPreCull finished in {0}ms\n", timer.ElapsedMilliseconds);
+
 				log.Print();
 			}
 			#endif
@@ -179,14 +207,20 @@
 		{
 			this.Cleanup();
 
-			print("ARMapRenderer: Destroyed.");
+			this.Log("Destroyed");
 		}
 		#endregion
 
 		#region Utility
 		private void SetRelayVertices(IAntennaRelay relay)
 		{
-			lastColor = default(Color);
+			log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tDrawing line for relay chain starting at {0}.", relay);
+
+			if (relay.vessel == null)
+			{
+				log.Append("\n\t\tvessel is null, bailing out");
+				return;
+			}
 
 			LineRenderer renderer = this[relay.vessel.id];
 			Vector3d start = ScaledSpace.LocalToScaledSpace(relay.vessel.GetWorldPos3D());
@@ -213,62 +247,64 @@
 
 			int idx = 0;
 
-			while (relay != null)
-			{
-				Vector3d nextPoint;
-
-				renderer.enabled = true;
-
-				if (!relay.CanTransmit())
-				{
-					thisColor = Color.red;
+			#if DEBUG
+			relayStart = timer.ElapsedMilliseconds;
+			#endif
+
+			Vector3d nextPoint;
+
+			renderer.enabled = true;
+
+			if (!relay.CanTransmit())
+			{
+				thisColor = Color.red;
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				if (relay.LinkStatus == ConnectionStatus.Optimal)
+				{
+					thisColor = Color.green;
 				}
 				else
 				{
-					if (relay.transmitDistance < relay.nominalTransmitDistance)
-					{
-						thisColor = Color.green;
-					}
-					else
-					{
-						thisColor = Color.yellow;
-					}
-				}
-
-				if (lastColor != default(Color) && thisColor != lastColor)
-				{
-					break;
-				}
-
-				lastColor = thisColor;
-				renderer.SetColors(thisColor, thisColor);
-
-				this.vesselFrameCache[relay.vessel.id] = true;
-
-				if (relay.KerbinDirect)
-				{
-					nextPoint = ScaledSpace.LocalToScaledSpace(AntennaRelay.Kerbin.position);
-					relay = null;
-				}
-				else
-				{
-					if (relay.targetRelay == null)
-					{
-						return;
-					}
-
-					nextPoint = ScaledSpace.LocalToScaledSpace(relay.targetRelay.vessel.GetWorldPos3D());
-					relay = relay.targetRelay;
-				}
-
-				if (!MapView.Draw3DLines)
-				{
-					nextPoint = MapView.MapCamera.camera.WorldToScreenPoint(nextPoint);
-					nextPoint.z = nextPoint.z >= 0f ? d : -d;
-				}
-
-				renderer.SetPosition(++idx, nextPoint);
-			}
+					thisColor = Color.yellow;
+				}
+			}
+
+			if (relay.KerbinDirect)
+			{
+				nextPoint = ScaledSpace.LocalToScaledSpace(AntennaRelay.Kerbin.position);
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				if (relay.targetRelay == null || relay.targetRelay.vessel == null)
+				{
+					this.LogError(
+						"SetRelayVertices: relay {0} has null target relay or vessel when not KerbinDirect, bailing out!",
+						relay
+					);
+
+					renderer.enabled = false;
+					return;
+				}
+
+				nextPoint = ScaledSpace.LocalToScaledSpace(relay.targetRelay.vessel.GetWorldPos3D());
+			}
+
+			renderer.SetColors(thisColor, thisColor);
+
+			if (!MapView.Draw3DLines)
+			{
+				nextPoint = MapView.MapCamera.camera.WorldToScreenPoint(nextPoint);
+				nextPoint.z = nextPoint.z >= 0f ? d : -d;
+			}
+
+			idx++;
+
+			renderer.SetVertexCount(idx + 1);
+			renderer.SetPosition(idx, nextPoint);
+
+			log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t...finished segment in {0} ms", timer.ElapsedMilliseconds - relayStart);
 		}
 
 		private void Cleanup()
@@ -286,11 +322,6 @@
 				}
 				this.vesselLineRenderers.Clear();
 			}
-
-			if (this.vesselFrameCache != null && this.vesselFrameCache.Count > 0)
-			{
-				this.vesselFrameCache.Clear();
-			}
 		}
 		#endregion
 	}

--- a/AntennaRelay.cs
+++ b/AntennaRelay.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // AntennaRelay.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -37,9 +37,6 @@
 	/// </summary>
 	public class AntennaRelay
 	{
-		private static readonly System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch searchTimer = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
-		private const long millisecondsBetweenSearches = 125L;
-
 		// We don't have a Bard, so we'll hide Kerbin here.
 		private static CelestialBody _Kerbin;
 
@@ -59,9 +56,8 @@
 			}
 		}
 
-		private long lastSearch;
-
 		private bool canTransmit;
+		private bool isChecked;
 
 		private IAntennaRelay nearestRelay;
 		private IAntennaRelay bestOccludedRelay;
@@ -94,15 +90,43 @@
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
-		/// Gets the first <see cref="CelestialBody"/> found to be blocking line of sight.
-		/// </summary>
-		public virtual CelestialBody firstOccludingBody
+		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
+		/// directly with Kerbin.
+		/// </summary>
+		public virtual bool KerbinDirect
 		{
 			get;
 			protected set;
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets or sets the nominal link distance, in meters.
+		/// </summary>
+		public virtual double NominalLinkDistance
+		{
+			get;
+			protected set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets or sets the maximum link distance, in meters.
+		/// </summary>
+		public virtual double MaximumLinkDistance
+		{
+			get;
+			protected set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets the first <see cref="CelestialBody"/> found to be blocking line of sight.
+		/// </summary>
+		public virtual CelestialBody firstOccludingBody
+		{
+			get;
+			protected set;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the transmit distance.
 		/// </summary>
 		/// <value>The transmit distance.</value>
@@ -110,8 +134,6 @@
 		{
 			get
 			{
-				this.FindNearestRelay();
-
 				if (this.KerbinDirect || this.targetRelay == null)
 				{
 					return this.DistanceTo(Kerbin);
@@ -121,6 +143,12 @@
 					return this.DistanceTo(this.targetRelay);
 				}
 			}
+		}
+
+		public virtual ConnectionStatus LinkStatus
+		{
+			get;
+			protected set;
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
@@ -143,22 +171,11 @@
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
-		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
-		/// directly with Kerbin.
-		/// </summary>
-		public virtual bool KerbinDirect
-		{
-			get;
-			protected set;
-		}
-
-		/// <summary>
 		/// Determines whether this instance can transmit.
 		/// </summary>
 		/// <returns><c>true</c> if this instance can transmit; otherwise, <c>false</c>.</returns>
 		public virtual bool CanTransmit()
 		{
-			this.FindNearestRelay();
 			return this.canTransmit;
 		}
 
@@ -166,25 +183,9 @@
 		/// Finds the nearest relay.
 		/// </summary>
 		/// <returns>The nearest relay or null, if no relays in range.</returns>
-		private void FindNearestRelay()
-		{
-			if (!searchTimer.IsRunning)
-			{
-				searchTimer.Start();
-			}
-
-			long searchTime = searchTimer.ElapsedMilliseconds;
-			long timeSinceLast = searchTime - this.lastSearch;
-
-			if (timeSinceLast < Math.Max(millisecondsBetweenSearches, UnityEngine.Time.smoothDeltaTime))
-			{
-				return;
-			}
-
-			this.lastSearch = searchTime;
-
-			// Skip vessels that have already been checked for a nearest relay this pass.
-			if (RelayDatabase.Instance.CheckedVesselsTable.ContainsKey(this.vessel.id))
+		public void FindNearestRelay()
+		{
+			if (!FlightGlobals.ready)
 			{
 				return;
 			}
@@ -194,11 +195,22 @@
 			log = Tools.DebugLogger.New(this);
 			#endif
 
-			log.AppendFormat("{0}: Target search started at {1} ms ({2} ms since last search).",
-				this.ToString(), searchTime, timeSinceLast);
-			
+			// Skip vessels that have already been checked for a nearest relay this pass.
+			if (this.isChecked)
+			{
+				log.AppendFormat("{0}: Target search skipped because our vessel has been checked already this search.",
+					this);
+				log.Print();
+				return;
+			}
+
+			log.AppendFormat("{0}: Target search started).", this.ToString());
+
+			#if DEBUG
+			try {
+			#endif
 			// Set this vessel as checked, so that we don't check it again.
-			RelayDatabase.Instance.CheckedVesselsTable[vessel.id] = true;
+			this.isChecked = true;
 
 			// Blank everything we're trying to find before the search.
 			this.firstOccludingBody = null;
@@ -210,10 +222,15 @@
 			this.KerbinDirect = true;
 
 			CelestialBody bodyOccludingBestOccludedRelay = null;
-
-			double nearestRelaySqrDistance = double.PositiveInfinity;
-			double bestOccludedSqrDistance = double.PositiveInfinity;
-			double maxTransmitSqrDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance * this.maxTransmitDistance;
+			IAntennaRelay needle;
+
+			// double nearestRelaySqrDistance = double.PositiveInfinity;
+			// double bestOccludedSqrDistance = double.PositiveInfinity;
+
+			// double maxTransmitSqrDistance = double.NegativeInfinity;
+
+			double nearestRelaySqrQuotient = double.PositiveInfinity;
+			double bestOccludedSqrQuotient = double.PositiveInfinity;
 
 			/*
 			 * Loop through all the vessels and exclude this vessel, vessels of the wrong type, and vessels that are too
@@ -222,11 +239,31 @@
 			 * against future finds.
 			 * */
 			Vessel potentialVessel;
-			IList<IAntennaRelay> vesselRelays;
+			IAntennaRelay potentialBestRelay;
+			CelestialBody fob;
+
+			// IList<IAntennaRelay> vesselRelays;
 			for (int vIdx = 0; vIdx < FlightGlobals.Vessels.Count; vIdx++)
 			{
+				log.AppendFormat("\nFetching vessel at index {0}", vIdx);
 				potentialVessel = FlightGlobals.Vessels[vIdx];
+				
+				if (potentialVessel == null)
+				{
+					Tools.PostErrorMessage("{0}: Skipping vessel at index {1} because it is null.", this, vIdx);
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\tSkipping vessel at index {0} because it is null.", vIdx);
+					log.Print();
+					return;
+				}
+				#if DEBUG
+				else
+				{
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\tGot vessel {0}", potentialVessel);
+				}
+				#endif
+
 				// Skip vessels of the wrong type.
+				log.Append("\n\tchecking vessel type");
 				switch (potentialVessel.vesselType)
 				{
 					case VesselType.Debris:
@@ -234,82 +271,94 @@
 					case VesselType.EVA:
 					case VesselType.SpaceObject:
 					case VesselType.Unknown:
+							log.Append("\n\tSkipping because vessel is the wrong type.");
 						continue;
 					default:
 						break;
 				}
-
+				
+				log.Append("\n\tchecking if vessel is this vessel");
 				// Skip vessels with the wrong ID
 				if (potentialVessel.id == vessel.id)
 				{
+					log.Append("\n\tSkipping because vessel is this vessel.");
 					continue;
 				}
 
+				potentialBestRelay = potentialVessel.GetBestRelay();
+				log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tgot best vessel relay {0}",
+					potentialBestRelay == null ? "null" : potentialBestRelay.ToString());
+
+				if (potentialBestRelay == null)
+				{
+					log.Append("\n\t\t...skipping null relay");
+					continue;
+				}
+
 				// Find the distance from here to the vessel...
+				log.Append("\n\tgetting distance to potential vessel");
 				double potentialSqrDistance = this.sqrDistanceTo(potentialVessel);
-				vesselRelays = potentialVessel.GetAntennaRelays();
-
-				CelestialBody fob = null;
-
+				log.Append("\n\tgetting best vessel relay");
+
+				log.Append("\n\tgetting max link distance to potential relay");
+				double maxLinkSqrDistance;
+
+				if (ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges)
+				{
+					maxLinkSqrDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance * potentialBestRelay.maxTransmitDistance;
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					maxLinkSqrDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance * this.maxTransmitDistance;
+				}
+
+				log.AppendFormat("\n\tmax link distance: {0}", maxLinkSqrDistance);
+
+				double potentialSqrQuotient = potentialSqrDistance / maxLinkSqrDistance;
+
+				log.Append("\n\t\tdoing LOS check");
 				// Skip vessels to which we do not have line of sight.
 				if (
 					ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight &&
 					!this.vessel.hasLineOfSightTo(potentialVessel, out fob, ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio)
 				)
 				{
-					this.firstOccludingBody = fob;
-
-					log.AppendFormat("\n\t{0}: Vessel {1} not in line of sight.",
+					log.Append("\n\t\t...failed LOS check");
+
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t{0}: Vessel {1} not in line of sight.",
 						this.ToString(), potentialVessel.vesselName);
+					
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tpotentialSqrDistance: {0}", potentialSqrDistance);
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tbestOccludedSqrQuotient: {0}", bestOccludedSqrQuotient);
+					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tmaxTransmitSqrDistance: {0}", maxLinkSqrDistance);
 
 					if (
-						(potentialSqrDistance < bestOccludedSqrDistance) &&
-						(potentialSqrDistance < maxTransmitSqrDistance)
+						(potentialSqrQuotient < bestOccludedSqrQuotient) &&
+						(potentialSqrQuotient <= 1d) &&
+						potentialBestRelay.CanTransmit()
 					)
 					{
-						
-						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t{0}: Checking {1} relays on occluded vessel {2}.",
-							this.ToString(),
-							potentialVessel.GetAntennaRelays().Count,
-							potentialVessel
-						);
-
-						IAntennaRelay occludedRelay;
-						for (int rIdx = 0; rIdx < vesselRelays.Count; rIdx++)
-						{
-							occludedRelay = vesselRelays[rIdx];
-
-							log.AppendFormat(
-								"\n\t\t{0}: Checking candidate for bestOccludedRelay: {1}" +
-								"\n\t\tCanTransmit: {2}",
-								this.ToString(), occludedRelay, occludedRelay.CanTransmit()
-							);
-							
-							if (occludedRelay.CanTransmit())
-							{
-								this.bestOccludedRelay = occludedRelay;
-								bodyOccludingBestOccludedRelay = fob;
-								bestOccludedSqrDistance = potentialSqrDistance;
-
-								log.AppendFormat("\n\t{0}: Found new bestOccludedRelay: {1}" +
-									" (blocked by {2}; distance: {3} m)",
-									this.ToString(),
-									occludedRelay.ToString(),
-									fob,
-									potentialSqrDistance
-								);
-								break;
-							}
-						}
-					}
-
+						log.Append("\n\t\t...vessel is close enough to and potentialBestRelay can transmit");
+						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t...{0} found new best occluded relay {1}", this, potentialBestRelay);
+
+						this.bestOccludedRelay = potentialBestRelay;
+						bodyOccludingBestOccludedRelay = fob;
+						bestOccludedSqrQuotient = potentialSqrQuotient;
+					}
+					else
+					{
+						log.Append("\n\t\t...vessel is not close enough to check for occluded relays, carrying on");
+					}
+					
 					continue;
 				}
+
+				log.Append("\n\t\t...passed LOS check");
 
 				/*
 				 * ...so that we can skip the vessel if it is further away than a vessel we've already checked.
 				 * */
-				if (potentialSqrDistance > nearestRelaySqrDistance)
+				if (potentialSqrQuotient > nearestRelaySqrQuotient)
 				{
 					
 					log.AppendFormat("\n\t{0}: Vessel {1} discarded because it is farther than another the nearest relay.",
@@ -319,26 +368,76 @@
 					continue;
 				}
 
-				IAntennaRelay potentialRelay;
-				for (int rIdx = 0; rIdx < vesselRelays.Count; rIdx++)
-				{
-					potentialRelay = vesselRelays[rIdx];
-
-					if (potentialRelay.CanTransmit() && potentialRelay.targetRelay != this)
-					{
-						// @TODO: Moved this here from outside the loop; why was it there?
-						nearestRelaySqrDistance = potentialSqrDistance;
-						this.nearestRelay = potentialRelay;
-
-						if (FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel != null && FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel.id == this.vessel.id)
-						{
-							log.AppendFormat("\n\t{0}: found new nearest relay {1} ({2}m)",
-								this.ToString(),
-								this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-								Math.Sqrt(nearestRelaySqrDistance)
+				log.Append("\n\t\t...passed distance check");
+
+				if (potentialBestRelay.CanTransmit())
+				{
+					needle = potentialBestRelay;
+					bool isCircular = false;
+
+					int iterCount = 0;
+					while (needle != null)
+					{
+						iterCount++;
+
+						if (needle.KerbinDirect)
+						{
+							break;
+						}
+
+						if (needle.targetRelay == null)
+						{
+							break;
+						}
+
+						if (needle.targetRelay.vessel == this.vessel || needle == this.moduleRef)
+						{
+							isCircular = true;
+							break;
+						}
+
+						// Avoid infinite loops when we're not catching things right.
+						if (iterCount > FlightGlobals.Vessels.Count)
+						{
+							Tools.PostErrorMessage(
+								"[{0}] iterCount exceeded while checking for circular network; assuming it is circular" +
+								"\n\tneedle={1}" +
+								"\n\tthis.moduleRef={2}",
+								this,
+								needle == null ? "null" : string.Format(
+									"{0}, needle.KerbinDirect={1}, needle.targetRelay={2}",
+									needle, needle.KerbinDirect, needle.targetRelay == null ? "null" : string.Format(
+										"{0}\n\tneedle.targetRelay.vessel={1}",
+										needle.targetRelay,
+										needle.targetRelay.vessel == null ?
+											"null" : needle.targetRelay.vessel.vesselName
+									)
+								),
+								this.moduleRef == null ? "null" : this.moduleRef.ToString()
 							);
-						}
-						break;
+							isCircular = true;
+							break;
+						}
+
+						needle = needle.targetRelay;
+					}
+
+					if (!isCircular)
+					{
+						nearestRelaySqrQuotient = potentialSqrQuotient;
+						this.nearestRelay = potentialBestRelay;
+
+						log.AppendFormat("\n\t{0}: found new nearest relay {1} ({2}m²)",
+							this.ToString(),
+							this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
+							Math.Sqrt(nearestRelaySqrQuotient)
+						);
+					}
+					else
+					{
+						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t...connection to {0} would result in a circular network, skipping",
+							potentialBestRelay
+						);
 					}
 				}
 			}
@@ -348,20 +447,45 @@
 			double kerbinSqrDistance = this.vessel.DistanceTo(Kerbin) - Kerbin.Radius;
 			kerbinSqrDistance *= kerbinSqrDistance;
 
+			double kerbinSqrQuotient;
+
+			if (ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges)
+			{
+				kerbinSqrQuotient = kerbinSqrDistance /
+					(this.maxTransmitDistance * ARConfiguration.KerbinRelayRange);
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				kerbinSqrQuotient = kerbinSqrDistance /
+					(this.maxTransmitDistance * this.maxTransmitDistance);
+			}
+
 			log.AppendFormat("\n{0} ({1}): Search done, figuring status.", this.ToString(), this.GetType().Name);
+			log.AppendFormat(
+				"\n{0}: nearestRelay={1} ({2}m²)), bestOccludedRelay={3} ({4}m²), kerbinSqrDistance={5}m²)",
+				this,
+				this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
+				nearestRelaySqrQuotient,
+				this.bestOccludedRelay == null ? "null" : this.bestOccludedRelay.ToString(),
+				bestOccludedSqrQuotient,
+				kerbinSqrDistance
+			);
 
 			// If we don't have LOS to Kerbin, focus on relays
-			if (!this.vessel.hasLineOfSightTo(Kerbin, out bodyOccludingKerbin, ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio))
+			if (
+				ARConfiguration.RequireLineOfSight &&
+				!this.vessel.hasLineOfSightTo(Kerbin, out bodyOccludingKerbin, ARConfiguration.RadiusRatio)
+			)
 			{
 				log.AppendFormat("\n\tKerbin LOS is blocked by {0}.", bodyOccludingKerbin.bodyName);
 
 				// nearestRelaySqrDistance will be infinity if all relays are occluded or none exist.
 				// Therefore, this will only be true if a valid relay is in range.
-				if (nearestRelaySqrDistance <= maxTransmitSqrDistance)
+				if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient <= 1d)
 				{
 					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tCan transmit to nearby relay {0} ({1} <= {2}).",
 						this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-							nearestRelaySqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+						nearestRelaySqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 					this.KerbinDirect = false;
 					this.canTransmit = true;
@@ -372,13 +496,13 @@
 				{
 					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tCan't transmit to nearby relay {0} ({1} > {2}).",
 						this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-							nearestRelaySqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+						nearestRelaySqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 					this.canTransmit = false;
 
 					// If the best occluded relay is closer than Kerbin, check it against the nearest relay.
 					// Since bestOccludedSqrDistance is infinity if there are no occluded relays, this is safe
-					if (bestOccludedSqrDistance < kerbinSqrDistance)
+					if (bestOccludedSqrQuotient < kerbinSqrQuotient)
 					{
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tBest occluded relay is closer than Kerbin ({0} < {1})",
 							bestOccludedRelay, kerbinSqrDistance);
@@ -387,19 +511,19 @@
 
 						// If the nearest relay is closer than the best occluded relay, pick it.
 						// Since nearestRelaySqrDistane is infinity if there are no nearby relays, this is safe.
-						if (nearestRelaySqrDistance < bestOccludedSqrDistance)
+						if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient < bestOccludedSqrQuotient)
 						{
 							log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...but the nearest relay is closer ({0} < {1}), so picking it.",
-								nearestRelaySqrDistance, bestOccludedSqrDistance);
+								nearestRelaySqrQuotient, bestOccludedSqrQuotient);
 							
-							this.targetRelay = nearestRelay;
+							this.targetRelay = this.nearestRelay;
 							this.firstOccludingBody = null;
 						}
 						// Otherwise, target the best occluded relay.
 						else
 						{
 							log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...and closer than the nearest relay ({0} >= {1}), so picking it.",
-								nearestRelaySqrDistance, bestOccludedSqrDistance);
+								nearestRelaySqrQuotient, bestOccludedSqrQuotient);
 							
 							this.targetRelay = bestOccludedRelay;
 							this.firstOccludingBody = bodyOccludingBestOccludedRelay;
@@ -412,25 +536,25 @@
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tKerbin is closer than the best occluded relay ({0} >= {1})",
 							bestOccludedRelay, kerbinSqrDistance);
 						
-						this.firstOccludingBody = null;
-
 						// If the nearest relay is closer than Kerbin, pick it.
 						// Since nearestRelaySqrDistane is infinity if there are no nearby relays, this is safe.
-						if (nearestRelaySqrDistance < kerbinSqrDistance)
+						if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient < kerbinSqrQuotient)
 						{
 							log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...but the nearest relay is closer ({0} < {1}), so picking it.",
-								nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+								nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 							
 							this.KerbinDirect = false;
-							this.targetRelay = nearestRelay;
+							this.firstOccludingBody = null;
+							this.targetRelay = this.nearestRelay;
 						}
 						// Otherwise, pick Kerbin.
 						else
 						{
 							log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...and closer than the nearest relay ({0} >= {1}), so picking it.",
-								nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+								nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 							
 							this.KerbinDirect = true;
+							this.firstOccludingBody = bodyOccludingKerbin;
 							this.targetRelay = null;
 						}
 					}
@@ -442,20 +566,20 @@
 				log.AppendFormat("\n\tKerbin is in LOS.");
 
 				// If the nearest relay is closer than Kerbin and in range, transmit to it.
-				if (nearestRelaySqrDistance <= maxTransmitSqrDistance)
+				if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient <= 1d)
 				{
 					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tCan transmit to nearby relay {0} ({1} <= {2}).",
 						this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-							nearestRelaySqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+						nearestRelaySqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 					this.canTransmit = true;
 
 					// If the nearestRelay is closer than Kerbin, use it.
-					if (nearestRelaySqrDistance < kerbinSqrDistance)
+					if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient < kerbinSqrQuotient)
 					{
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tPicking relay {0} over Kerbin ({1} < {2}).",
 							this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-							nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+							nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 
 						this.KerbinDirect = false;
 						this.targetRelay = this.nearestRelay;
@@ -465,7 +589,7 @@
 					{
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tBut picking Kerbin over nearby relay {0} ({1} >= {2}).",
 							this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-								nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+							nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 
 						this.KerbinDirect = true;
 						this.targetRelay = null;
@@ -476,13 +600,13 @@
 				{
 					log.AppendFormat("\n\t\tCan't transmit to nearby relay {0} ({1} > {2}).",
 						this.nearestRelay == null ? "null" : this.nearestRelay.ToString(),
-							nearestRelaySqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+							nearestRelaySqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 					// If Kerbin is in range, use it.
-					if (kerbinSqrDistance <= maxTransmitSqrDistance)
+					if (kerbinSqrQuotient <= 1d)
 					{
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tCan transmit to Kerbin ({0} <= {1}).",
-							kerbinSqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+							kerbinSqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 						this.canTransmit = true;
 						this.KerbinDirect = true;
@@ -493,13 +617,13 @@
 					else
 					{
 						log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tCan't transmit to Kerbin ({0} > {1}).",
-							kerbinSqrDistance, maxTransmitSqrDistance);
+								kerbinSqrQuotient, 1d);
 
 						this.canTransmit = false;
 
 						// If the best occluded relay is closer than Kerbin, check it against the nearest relay.
 						// Since bestOccludedSqrDistance is infinity if there are no occluded relays, this is safe
-						if (bestOccludedSqrDistance < kerbinSqrDistance)
+						if (bestOccludedSqrQuotient < kerbinSqrQuotient)
 						{
 							log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\tBest occluded relay is closer than Kerbin ({0} < {1})",
 								bestOccludedRelay, kerbinSqrDistance);
@@ -508,19 +632,19 @@
 
 							// If the nearest relay is closer than the best occluded relay, pick it.
 							// Since nearestRelaySqrDistane is infinity if there are no nearby relays, this is safe.
-							if (nearestRelaySqrDistance < bestOccludedSqrDistance)
+							if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient < bestOccludedSqrQuotient)
 							{
 								log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...but the nearest relay is closer ({0} < {1}), so picking it.",
-									nearestRelaySqrDistance, bestOccludedSqrDistance);
+									nearestRelaySqrQuotient, bestOccludedSqrQuotient);
 								
-								this.targetRelay = nearestRelay;
+								this.targetRelay = this.nearestRelay;
 								this.firstOccludingBody = null;
 							}
 							// Otherwise, target the best occluded relay.
 							else
 							{
 								log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...and closer than the nearest relay ({0} >= {1}), so picking it.",
-									nearestRelaySqrDistance, bestOccludedSqrDistance);
+									nearestRelaySqrQuotient, bestOccludedSqrQuotient);
 								
 								this.targetRelay = bestOccludedRelay;
 								this.firstOccludingBody = bodyOccludingBestOccludedRelay;
@@ -537,19 +661,19 @@
 
 							// If the nearest relay is closer than Kerbin, pick it.
 							// Since nearestRelaySqrDistane is infinity if there are no nearby relays, this is safe.
-							if (nearestRelaySqrDistance < kerbinSqrDistance)
+							if (nearestRelaySqrQuotient < kerbinSqrQuotient)
 							{
 								log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...but the nearest relay is closer ({0} < {1}), so picking it.",
-									nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+									nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 								
 								this.KerbinDirect = false;
-								this.targetRelay = nearestRelay;
+								this.targetRelay = this.nearestRelay;
 							}
 							// Otherwise, pick Kerbin.
 							else
 							{
 								log.AppendFormat("\n\t\t\t\t...and closer than the nearest relay ({0} >= {1}), so picking it.",
-									nearestRelaySqrDistance, kerbinSqrDistance);
+									nearestRelaySqrQuotient, kerbinSqrQuotient);
 								
 								this.KerbinDirect = true;
 								this.targetRelay = null;
@@ -559,16 +683,58 @@
 				}
 			}
 
-			log.AppendFormat("{0}: Target search completed at {1} ms ({2} ms elapsed).",
-				this.ToString(), searchTimer.ElapsedMilliseconds, searchTimer.ElapsedMilliseconds - searchTime);;
-
-			log.AppendFormat("\n{0}: Status determination complete.", this.ToString());
-
+			if (ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges)
+			{
+				if (this.KerbinDirect)
+				{
+					this.NominalLinkDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.nominalTransmitDistance * ARConfiguration.KerbinNominalRange);
+					this.MaximumLinkDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.maxTransmitDistance * ARConfiguration.KerbinRelayRange);
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					this.NominalLinkDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.nominalTransmitDistance * this.targetRelay.nominalTransmitDistance);
+					this.MaximumLinkDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.maxTransmitDistance * this.targetRelay.maxTransmitDistance);
+				}
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				this.NominalLinkDistance = this.nominalTransmitDistance;
+				this.MaximumLinkDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance;
+			}
+
+			if (this.canTransmit)
+			{
+				if (this.transmitDistance < this.NominalLinkDistance)
+				{
+					this.LinkStatus = ConnectionStatus.Optimal;
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					this.LinkStatus = ConnectionStatus.Suboptimal;
+				}
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				this.LinkStatus = ConnectionStatus.None;
+			}
+
+			log.AppendFormat("\n{0}: Target search and status determination complete.", this.ToString());
+			
+			#if DEBUG
+			} catch (Exception ex) {
+				log.AppendFormat("\nCaught {0}: {1}\n{2}", ex.GetType().FullName, ex.ToString(), ex.StackTrace);
+			#if QUIT_ON_EXCEPTION
+				UnityEngine.Application.Quit();
+			#endif
+			} finally {
+			#endif
 			log.Print(false);
-
+			#if DEBUG
+			}
+			#endif
 			// Now that we're done with our recursive CanTransmit checks, flag this relay as not checked so it can be
 			// used next time.
-			RelayDatabase.Instance.CheckedVesselsTable.Remove(vessel.id);
+			this.isChecked = false;
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
@@ -592,6 +758,9 @@
 		public AntennaRelay(IAntennaRelay module)
 		{
 			this.moduleRef = module;
+			this.isChecked = false;
+
+			Tools.PostLogMessage("{0}: constructed {1}", this.GetType().Name, this.ToString());
 		}
 	}
 }

--- a/GameData/AntennaRange/AntennaRange.cfg
+++ b/GameData/AntennaRange/AntennaRange.cfg
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // AntennaRange.cfg
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -42,7 +42,8 @@
 	@MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter]
 	{
 		@name = ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter
-		nominalRange = 1500000
+		nominalRange = 6364
+		simpleRange = 20500000
 		maxPowerFactor = 8
 		maxDataFactor = 4
 	}
@@ -63,9 +64,10 @@
 	@MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter]
 	{
 		@name = ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter
-		nominalRange = 30000000
-		maxPowerFactor = 8
-		maxDataFactor = 4
+		nominalRange = 3500000000
+		simpleRange = 18000000000
+		maxPowerFactor = 4
+		maxDataFactor = 8
 	}
 
 	MODULE
@@ -84,9 +86,11 @@
 	@MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter]
 	{
 		@name = ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter
-		nominalRange = 80000000000
-		maxPowerFactor = 8
-		maxDataFactor = 4
+		@packetResourceCost /= 1.414213
+		nominalRange = 10000000000
+		simpleRange = 56250000000
+		maxPowerFactor = 16
+		maxDataFactor = 2
 	}
 
 	MODULE
@@ -100,11 +104,18 @@
 	}
 }
 
+TRACKING_STATION_RANGES
+{
+	range = 800000
+	range = 200000000000
+	range = 2250000000000
+}
+
 EVA_MODULE
 {
 	name = ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter
 
-	nominalRange = 5000
+	nominalRange = 1389
 	maxPowerFactor = 1
 	maxDataFactor = 1
 

--- a/IAntennaRelay.cs
+++ b/IAntennaRelay.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // IAntennaRelay.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -47,9 +47,20 @@
 		IAntennaRelay targetRelay { get; }
 
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
+		/// directly with Kerbin.
+		/// </summary>
+		bool KerbinDirect { get; }
+
+		double NominalLinkDistance { get; }
+		double MaximumLinkDistance { get; }
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the distance to the nearest relay or Kerbin, whichever is closer.
 		/// </summary>
 		double transmitDistance { get; }
+
+		ConnectionStatus LinkStatus { get; }
 
 		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the nominal transmit distance at which the Antenna behaves just as prescribed by Squad's config.
@@ -67,12 +78,6 @@
 		CelestialBody firstOccludingBody { get; }
 
 		/// <summary>
-		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
-		/// directly with Kerbin.
-		/// </summary>
-		bool KerbinDirect { get; }
-
-		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the Part title.
 		/// </summary>
 		string Title { get; }
@@ -84,6 +89,11 @@
 		bool CanTransmit();
 
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Finds the nearest relay.
+		/// </summary>
+		void FindNearestRelay();
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Returns a <see cref="System.String"/> that represents the current <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/>.
 		/// </summary>
 		string ToString();

--- a/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
+++ b/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -61,11 +61,18 @@
 		private ScreenMessage ErrorMsg;
 
 		/// <summary>
-		/// The distance from Kerbin at which the antenna will perform exactly as prescribed by packetResourceCost
-		/// and packetSize.
+		/// When additive ranges are enabled, the distance from Kerbin at which the antenna will perform exactly as
+		/// prescribed by packetResourceCost and packetSize.
 		/// </summary>
 		[KSPField(isPersistant = false)]
 		public double nominalRange;
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// When additive ranges are disabled, the distance from Kerbin at which the antenna will perform exactly as
+		/// prescribed by packetResourceCost and packetSize.
+		/// </summary>
+		[KSPField(isPersistant = false)]
+		public double simpleRange;
 
 		/// <summary>
 		/// Relay status string for use in action menus.
@@ -145,13 +152,21 @@
 				{
 					return base.vessel;
 				}
-				else if (this.part != null)
+				else if (this.part != null && this.part.vessel != null)
 				{
 					return this.part.vessel;
 				}
-
+				else if (
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot != null &&
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef != null &&
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselRef != null
+				)
+				{
+					return this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselRef;
+				}
 				else
 				{
+					this.LogError("Vessel and/or part reference are null, returning null vessel.");
 					return null;
 				}
 			}
@@ -174,6 +189,55 @@
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
+		/// directly with Kerbin.
+		/// </summary>
+		public bool KerbinDirect
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				if (this.relay != null)
+				{
+					return this.relay.KerbinDirect;
+				}
+
+				return false;
+			}
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets or sets the nominal link distance, in meters.
+		/// </summary>
+		public double NominalLinkDistance
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				if (this.relay != null)
+				{
+					return this.relay.NominalLinkDistance;
+				}
+
+				return 0d;
+			}
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Gets or sets the maximum link distance, in meters.
+		/// </summary>
+		public double MaximumLinkDistance
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				if (this.relay != null)
+				{
+					return this.relay.MaximumLinkDistance;
+				}
+
+				return 0d;
+			}
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the distance to the nearest relay or Kerbin, whichever is closer.
 		/// </summary>
 		public double transmitDistance
@@ -189,6 +253,19 @@
 			}
 		}
 
+		public ConnectionStatus LinkStatus
+		{
+			get
+			{
+				if (this.relay == null)
+				{
+					return ConnectionStatus.None;
+				}
+
+				return this.relay.LinkStatus;
+			}
+		}
+
 		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the nominal transmit distance at which the Antenna behaves just as prescribed by Squad's config.
 		/// </summary>
@@ -196,7 +273,14 @@
 		{
 			get
 			{
-				return this.nominalRange;
+				if (ARConfiguration.UseAdditiveRanges)
+				{
+					return this.nominalRange;
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					return this.simpleRange;
+				}
 			}
 		}
 
@@ -205,11 +289,8 @@
 		/// </summary>
 		public double maxTransmitDistance
 		{
-			get
-			{
-				// TODO: Cache this in a way that doesn't break everything.
-				return Math.Sqrt(this.maxPowerFactor) * this.nominalRange;
-			}
+			get;
+			protected set;
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
@@ -292,23 +373,6 @@
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
-		/// Gets a value indicating whether this <see cref="AntennaRange.IAntennaRelay"/> Relay is communicating
-		/// directly with Kerbin.
-		/// </summary>
-		public bool KerbinDirect
-		{
-			get
-			{
-				if (this.relay != null)
-				{
-					return this.relay.KerbinDirect;
-				}
-
-				return false;
-			}
-		}
-
-		/// <summary>
 		/// Gets the Part title.
 		/// </summary>
 		public string Title
@@ -348,13 +412,13 @@
 				"{0} loaded:\n" +
 				"packetSize: {1}\n" +
 				"packetResourceCost: {2}\n" +
-				"nominalRange: {3}\n" +
+				"nominalTransmitDistance: {3}\n" +
 				"maxPowerFactor: {4}\n" +
 				"maxDataFactor: {5}\n",
 				this.name,
 				base.packetSize,
 				this._basepacketResourceCost,
-				this.nominalRange,
+				this.nominalTransmitDistance,
 				this.maxPowerFactor,
 				this.maxDataFactor
 			));
@@ -370,11 +434,13 @@
 
 			if (state >= StartState.PreLaunch)
 			{
+				this.maxTransmitDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.maxPowerFactor) * this.nominalTransmitDistance;
+
 				this.relay = new AntennaRelay(this);
+				this.relay.nominalTransmitDistance = this.nominalTransmitDistance;
 				this.relay.maxTransmitDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance;
-				this.relay.nominalTransmitDistance = this.nominalRange;
-
-				this.UImaxTransmitDistance = Tools.MuMech_ToSI(this.maxTransmitDistance) + "m";
+
+				this.UImaxTransmitDistance = string.Format(Tools.SIFormatter, "{0:S3}m", this.maxTransmitDistance);
 
 				GameEvents.onPartActionUICreate.Add(this.onPartActionUICreate);
 				GameEvents.onPartActionUIDismiss.Add(this.onPartActionUIDismiss);
@@ -393,6 +459,8 @@
 			base.Fields.Load(node);
 
 			base.OnLoad (node);
+
+			this.maxTransmitDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.maxPowerFactor) * this.nominalTransmitDistance;
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
@@ -400,9 +468,17 @@
 		/// </summary>
 		public override string GetInfo()
 		{
-			string text = base.GetInfo();
-			text += "Nominal Range: " + Tools.MuMech_ToSI((double)this.nominalRange, 2) + "m\n";
-			text += "Maximum Range: " + Tools.MuMech_ToSI((double)this.maxTransmitDistance, 2) + "m\n";
+			StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
+			string text;
+
+			sb.Append(base.GetInfo());
+			sb.AppendFormat(Tools.SIFormatter, "Nominal Range: {0:S3}m\n", this.nominalTransmitDistance);
+			sb.AppendFormat(Tools.SIFormatter, "Maximum Range: {0:S3}m\n", this.maxTransmitDistance);
+
+			text = sb.ToString();
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
+
 			return text;
 		}
 
@@ -437,6 +513,17 @@
 		}
 
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Finds the nearest relay.
+		/// </summary>
+		public void FindNearestRelay()
+		{
+			if (this.relay != null)
+			{
+				this.relay.FindNearestRelay();
+			}
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Override ModuleDataTransmitter.TransmitData to check against CanTransmit and fail out when CanTransmit
 		/// returns false.
 		/// </summary>
@@ -444,6 +531,13 @@
 		/// <param name="callback">Callback function</param>
 		public new void TransmitData(List<ScienceData> dataQueue, Callback callback)
 		{
+			this.LogDebug(
+				"TransmitData(List<ScienceData> dataQueue, Callback callback) called.  dataQueue.Count={0}",
+				dataQueue.Count
+			);
+
+			this.FindNearestRelay();
+
 			this.PreTransmit_SetPacketSize();
 			this.PreTransmit_SetPacketResourceCost();
 
@@ -451,7 +545,20 @@
 			{
 				ScreenMessages.PostScreenMessage(this.buildTransmitMessage(), 4f, ScreenMessageStyle.UPPER_LEFT);
 
-				base.TransmitData(dataQueue, callback);
+				this.LogDebug(
+					"CanTransmit in TransmitData, calling base.TransmitData with dataQueue=[{0}] and callback={1}",
+					dataQueue.SPrint(),
+					callback == null ? "null" : callback.ToString()
+				);
+
+				if (callback == null)
+				{
+					base.TransmitData(dataQueue);
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					base.TransmitData(dataQueue, callback);
+				}
 			}
 			else
 			{
@@ -513,23 +620,25 @@
 
 				if (dataQueue.Count > 0)
 				{
-					StringBuilder msg = new StringBuilder();
-
-					msg.Append('[');
-					msg.Append(this.part.partInfo.title);
-					msg.AppendFormat("]: {0} data items could not be saved: no space available in data containers.\n");
-					msg.Append("Data to be discarded:\n");
+					StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
+
+					sb.Append('[');
+					sb.Append(this.part.partInfo.title);
+					sb.AppendFormat("]: {0} data items could not be saved: no space available in data containers.\n");
+					sb.Append("Data to be discarded:\n");
 
 					ScienceData data;
 					for (int dIdx = 0; dIdx < dataQueue.Count; dIdx++)
 					{
 						data = dataQueue[dIdx];
-						msg.AppendFormat("\t{0}\n", data.title);
+						sb.AppendFormat("\t{0}\n", data.title);
 					}
 
-					ScreenMessages.PostScreenMessage(msg.ToString(), 4f, ScreenMessageStyle.UPPER_LEFT);
-
-					Tools.PostDebugMessage(msg.ToString());
+					ScreenMessages.PostScreenMessage(sb.ToString(), 4f, ScreenMessageStyle.UPPER_LEFT);
+
+					Tools.PostDebugMessage(sb.ToString());
+
+					Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
 				}
 
 				this.PostCannotTransmitError();
@@ -549,6 +658,11 @@
 		/// <param name="dataQueue">List of <see cref="ScienceData"/> to transmit.</param>
 		public new void TransmitData(List<ScienceData> dataQueue)
 		{
+			this.LogDebug(
+				"TransmitData(List<ScienceData> dataQueue) called, dataQueue.Count={0}",
+				dataQueue.Count
+			);
+
 			this.TransmitData(dataQueue, null);
 		}
 
@@ -558,6 +672,8 @@
 		/// </summary>
 		public new void StartTransmission()
 		{
+			this.FindNearestRelay();
+
 			PreTransmit_SetPacketSize ();
 			PreTransmit_SetPacketResourceCost ();
 
@@ -586,6 +702,9 @@
 		{
 			if (this.actionUIUpdate)
 			{
+				this.UImaxTransmitDistance = string.Format(Tools.SIFormatter, "{0:S3}m", 
+					this.MaximumLinkDistance);
+				
 				if (this.CanTransmit())
 				{
 					this.UIrelayStatus = "Connected";
@@ -597,13 +716,14 @@
 				{
 					if (this.relay.firstOccludingBody == null)
 					{
+						this.UItransmitDistance = Tools.MuMech_ToSI(this.transmitDistance) + "m";
 						this.UIrelayStatus = "Out of range";
 					}
 					else
 					{
+						this.UItransmitDistance = "N/A";
 						this.UIrelayStatus = string.Format("Blocked by {0}", this.relay.firstOccludingBody.bodyName);
 					}
-					this.UImaxTransmitDistance = "N/A";
 					this.UIpacketSize = "N/A";
 					this.UIpacketCost = "N/A";
 				}
@@ -625,14 +745,15 @@
 		/// <returns>A <see cref="System.String"/> that represents the current <see cref="AntennaRange.ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter"/>.</returns>
 		public override string ToString()
 		{
-			StringBuilder msg = new StringBuilder();
-
-			msg.Append(this.part.partInfo.title);
+			StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
+			string msg;
+
+			sb.Append(this.part.partInfo.title);
 
 			if (vessel != null)
 			{
-				msg.Append(" on ");
-				msg.Append(vessel.vesselName);
+				sb.Append(" on ");
+				sb.Append(vessel.vesselName);
 			}
 			else if (
 				this.part != null &&
@@ -641,11 +762,15 @@
 				this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef != null
 			)
 			{
-				msg.Append(" on ");
-				msg.Append(this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselName);
-			}
-
-			return msg.ToString();
+				sb.Append(" on ");
+				sb.Append(this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselName);
+			}
+
+			msg = sb.ToString();
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
+
+			return msg;
 		}
 
 		// When we catch an onPartActionUICreate event for our part, go ahead and update every frame to look pretty.
@@ -691,23 +816,17 @@
 		// transmission fails (see CanTransmit).
 		private void PreTransmit_SetPacketResourceCost()
 		{
-			if (ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost || this.transmitDistance <= this.nominalRange)
+			if (ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost || this.transmitDistance <= this.NominalLinkDistance)
 			{
 				base.packetResourceCost = this._basepacketResourceCost;
 			}
 			else
 			{
-				float rangeFactor = (float)(this.transmitDistance / this.nominalRange);
+				float rangeFactor = (float)(this.transmitDistance / this.NominalLinkDistance);
 				rangeFactor *= rangeFactor;
 
 				base.packetResourceCost = this._basepacketResourceCost
 					* rangeFactor;
-
-				Tools.PostDebugMessage(
-					this,
-					"Pretransmit: packet cost set to {0} before throttle (rangeFactor = {1}).",
-					base.packetResourceCost,
-					rangeFactor);
 			}
 
 			base.packetResourceCost *= this.packetThrottle / 100f;
@@ -717,24 +836,18 @@
 		// distance.  packetSize maxes out at _basepacketSize * maxDataFactor.
 		private void PreTransmit_SetPacketSize()
 		{
-			if (!ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost && this.transmitDistance >= this.nominalRange)
+			if (!ARConfiguration.FixedPowerCost && this.transmitDistance >= this.NominalLinkDistance)
 			{
 				base.packetSize = this._basepacketSize;
 			}
 			else
 			{
-				float rangeFactor = (float)(this.nominalRange / this.transmitDistance);
+				float rangeFactor = (float)(this.NominalLinkDistance / this.transmitDistance);
 				rangeFactor *= rangeFactor;
 
 				base.packetSize = Mathf.Min(
 					this._basepacketSize * rangeFactor,
 					this._basepacketSize * this.maxDataFactor);
-
-				Tools.PostDebugMessage(
-					this,
-					"Pretransmit: packet size set to {0} before throttle (rangeFactor = {1}).",
-					base.packetSize,
-					rangeFactor);
 			}
 
 			base.packetSize *= this.packetThrottle / 100f;
@@ -742,25 +855,30 @@
 
 		private string buildTransmitMessage()
 		{
-			StringBuilder message = new StringBuilder();
-
-			message.Append("[");
-			message.Append(base.part.partInfo.title);
-			message.Append("]: ");
-
-			message.Append("Beginning transmission ");
+			StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
+			string msg;
+
+			sb.Append("[");
+			sb.Append(base.part.partInfo.title);
+			sb.Append("]: ");
+
+			sb.Append("Beginning transmission ");
 
 			if (this.KerbinDirect)
 			{
-				message.Append("directly to Kerbin.");
+				sb.Append("directly to Kerbin.");
 			}
 			else
 			{
-				message.Append("via ");
-				message.Append(this.relay.targetRelay);
-			}
-
-			return message.ToString();
+				sb.Append("via ");
+				sb.Append(this.relay.targetRelay);
+			}
+
+			msg = sb.ToString();
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
+
+			return msg;
 		}
 
 		#if DEBUG
@@ -771,47 +889,14 @@
 			PreTransmit_SetPacketSize ();
 			PreTransmit_SetPacketResourceCost ();
 
-			string msg = string.Format(
-				"'{0}'\n" + 
-				"_basepacketSize: {1}\n" +
-				"packetSize: {2}\n" +
-				"_basepacketResourceCost: {3}\n" +
-				"packetResourceCost: {4}\n" +
-				"maxTransmitDistance: {5}\n" +
-				"transmitDistance: {6}\n" +
-				"nominalRange: {7}\n" +
-				"CanTransmit: {8}\n" +
-				"DataRate: {9}\n" +
-				"DataResourceCost: {10}\n" +
-				"TransmitterScore: {11}\n" +
-				"targetRelay: {12}\n" +
-				"KerbinDirect: {13}\n" +
-				"Vessel ID: {14}",
-				this.name,
-				this._basepacketSize,
-				base.packetSize,
-				this._basepacketResourceCost,
-				base.packetResourceCost,
-				this.maxTransmitDistance,
-				this.transmitDistance,
-				this.nominalRange,
-				this.CanTransmit(),
-				this.DataRate,
-				this.DataResourceCost,
-				ScienceUtil.GetTransmitterScore(this),
-				this.relay.targetRelay == null ? "null" : this.relay.targetRelay.ToString(),
-				this.KerbinDirect,
-				this.vessel.id
-				);
-
-			Tools.PostLogMessage(msg);
+			DebugPartModule.DumpClassObject(this);
 		}
 
 		[KSPEvent (guiName = "Dump Vessels", active = true, guiActive = true)]
 		public void PrintAllVessels()
 		{
-			StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
-
+			StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
+			
 			sb.Append("Dumping FlightGlobals.Vessels:");
 
 			Vessel vessel;
@@ -820,8 +905,10 @@
 				vessel = FlightGlobals.Vessels[i];
 				sb.AppendFormat("\n'{0} ({1})'", vessel.vesselName, vessel.id);
 			}
-
+		    
 			Tools.PostDebugMessage(sb.ToString());
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
 		}
 		 
 		[KSPEvent (guiName = "Dump RelayDB", active = true, guiActive = true)]

--- a/Properties/AssemblyInfo.cs
+++ b/Properties/AssemblyInfo.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // AssemblyInfo.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@
 // The assembly version has the format "{Major}.{Minor}.{Build}.{Revision}".
 // The form "{Major}.{Minor}.*" will automatically update the build and revision,
 // and "{Major}.{Minor}.{Build}.*" will update just the revision.
-[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.8.*")]
+[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.9.*")]
 // The following attributes are used to specify the signing key for the assembly,
 // if desired. See the Mono documentation for more information about signing.
 //[assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(false)]

--- a/ProtoAntennaRelay.cs
+++ b/ProtoAntennaRelay.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // ProtoAntennaRelay.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -48,12 +48,25 @@
 		{
 			get
 			{
-				if (this.protoPart != null && this.protoPart.pVesselRef != null)
+				if (
+					this.protoPart != null &&
+					this.protoPart.pVesselRef != null &&
+					this.protoPart.pVesselRef.vesselRef != null
+				)
 				{
 					return this.protoPart.pVesselRef.vesselRef;
 				}
 				else
 				{
+					Tools.PostErrorMessage("{0}: Could not fetch vessel!  {1}{2}{3}",
+						this.ToString(),
+						this.protoPart == null ? "\n\tprotoPart=null" : string.Empty,
+						this.protoPart != null && this.protoPart.pVesselRef == null ?
+							"\n\tthis.protoPart.pVesselRef=null" : string.Empty,
+						this.protoPart != null && this.protoPart.pVesselRef != null &&
+							this.protoPart.pVesselRef.vesselRef == null ?
+							"\n\tthis.protoPart.pVesselRef.vesselRef=null" : string.Empty
+					);
 					return null;
 				}
 			}
@@ -125,7 +138,7 @@
 		/// <returns>A <see cref="System.String"/> that represents the current <see cref="AntennaRange.ProtoAntennaRelay"/>.</returns>
 		public override string ToString()
 		{
-			System.Text.StringBuilder sb = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
+			System.Text.StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
 
 			sb.Append(this.Title);
 
@@ -133,6 +146,8 @@
 			{
 				sb.AppendFormat(" on {0}", this.protoPart.pVesselRef.vesselName);
 			}
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
 
 			return sb.ToString();
 		}
@@ -146,6 +161,8 @@
 		public ProtoAntennaRelay(IAntennaRelay prefabRelay, ProtoPartSnapshot pps) : base(prefabRelay)
 		{
 			this.protoPart = pps;
+
+			Tools.PostLogMessage("{0}: constructed {1}", this.GetType().Name, this.ToString());
 		}
 	}
 }

--- a/RelayDatabase.cs
+++ b/RelayDatabase.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // RelayDatabase.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -37,27 +37,8 @@
 
 namespace AntennaRange
 {
-	public class RelayDatabase
+	public class RelayDatabase : Singleton<RelayDatabase>
 	{
-		/*
-		 * Static members
-		 * */
-		// Singleton storage
-		protected static RelayDatabase _instance;
-		// Gets the singleton
-		public static RelayDatabase Instance
-		{
-			get
-			{	
-				if (_instance == null)
-				{
-					_instance = new RelayDatabase();
-				}
-
-				return _instance;
-			}
-		}
-
 		/*
 		 * Instance members
 		 * */
@@ -66,16 +47,14 @@
 		 * Fields
 		 * */
 		// Vessel.id-keyed hash table of Part.GetHashCode()-keyed tables of relay objects.
-		protected Dictionary<Guid, List<IAntennaRelay>> relayDatabase;
+		private Dictionary<Guid, List<IAntennaRelay>> relayDatabase;
+		private Dictionary<Guid, IAntennaRelay> bestRelayTable;
 
 		// Vessel.id-keyed hash table of part counts, used for caching
-		protected Dictionary<Guid, int> vesselPartCountTable;
-
-		// Vessel.id-keyed hash table of booleans to track what vessels have been checked so far this time.
-		public Dictionary<Guid, bool> CheckedVesselsTable;
-
-		protected int cacheHits;
-		protected int cacheMisses;
+		private Dictionary<Guid, int> vesselPartCountTable;
+
+		private int cacheHits;
+		private int cacheMisses;
 
 		/*
 		 * Properties
@@ -113,9 +92,59 @@
 		/* 
 		 * Methods
 		 * */
+		// Remove a vessel from the cache, if it exists.
+		public void DirtyVessel(Vessel vessel)
+		{
+			#if DEBUG
+			Tools.PostDebugMessage("RelayDatabase: Dirtying cache for vessel {0} in frame {1}",
+				vessel, new System.Diagnostics.StackTrace().ToString());
+			#else
+			Tools.PostLogMessage("RelayDatabase: Dirtying cache for vessel {0}", vessel.vesselName);
+			#endif
+
+			this.relayDatabase.Remove(vessel.id);
+			this.vesselPartCountTable.Remove(vessel.id);
+			this.bestRelayTable.Remove(vessel.id);
+		}
+
+		public void ClearCache()
+		{
+			Tools.PostLogMessage("RelayDatabase: onSceneChange clearing entire cache.");
+
+			this.relayDatabase.Clear();
+			this.bestRelayTable.Clear();
+			this.vesselPartCountTable.Clear();
+		}
+
+		// Returns true if both the relayDatabase and the vesselPartCountDB contain the vessel id.
+		public bool ContainsKey(Guid key)
+		{
+			return this.relayDatabase.ContainsKey(key);
+		}
+
+		// Returns true if both the relayDatabase and the vesselPartCountDB contain the vessel.
+		public bool ContainsKey(Vessel vessel)
+		{
+			return this.ContainsKey(vessel.id);
+		}
+
+		public IAntennaRelay GetBestVesselRelay(Vessel vessel)
+		{
+			IAntennaRelay relay;
+			if (this.bestRelayTable.TryGetValue(vessel.id, out relay))
+			{
+				return relay;
+			}
+			else
+			{
+				var dump = this[vessel];
+				return null;
+			}
+		}
+
 		// Adds a vessel to the database
 		// The return for this function isn't used yet, but seems useful for potential future API-uses
-		public bool AddVessel(Vessel vessel)
+		private bool AddVessel(Vessel vessel)
 		{
 			// If this vessel is already here...
 			if (this.ContainsKey(vessel))
@@ -146,7 +175,7 @@
 		}
 
 		// Update the vessel's entry in the table
-		public void UpdateVessel(Vessel vessel)
+		private void UpdateVessel(Vessel vessel)
 		{
 			// Squak if the database doesn't have the vessel
 			if (!this.ContainsKey(vessel))
@@ -167,31 +196,6 @@
 			this.vesselPartCountTable[vessel.id] = vessel.Parts.Count;
 		}
 
-		// Remove a vessel from the cache, if it exists.
-		public void DirtyVessel(Vessel vessel)
-		{
-			if (this.relayDatabase.ContainsKey(vessel.id))
-			{
-				this.relayDatabase.Remove(vessel.id);
-			}
-			if (this.vesselPartCountTable.ContainsKey(vessel.id))
-			{
-				this.vesselPartCountTable.Remove(vessel.id);
-			}
-		}
-
-		// Returns true if both the relayDatabase and the vesselPartCountDB contain the vessel id.
-		public bool ContainsKey(Guid key)
-		{
-			return this.relayDatabase.ContainsKey(key);
-		}
-
-		// Returns true if both the relayDatabase and the vesselPartCountDB contain the vessel.
-		public bool ContainsKey(Vessel vessel)
-		{
-			return this.ContainsKey(vessel.id);
-		}
-
 		// Runs when a vessel is modified (or when we switch to one, to catch docking events)
 		public void onVesselEvent(Vessel vessel)
 		{
@@ -216,18 +220,41 @@
 		}
 
 		// Runs when the player requests a scene change, such as when changing vessels or leaving flight.
-		public void onSceneChange(GameScenes scene)
-		{
-			// If the active vessel is a real thing...
-			if (FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel != null)
-			{
-				// ... dirty its cache
-				this.onVesselEvent(FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel);
-			}
+		private void onSceneChange(GameScenes scene)
+		{
+			Tools.PostDebugMessage(
+				"RelayDatabase: caught onSceneChangeRequested in scene {0} to scene {1}.  ActiveVessel is {2}",
+				HighLogic.LoadedScene,
+				scene,
+				FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel == null ? "null" : FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel.vesselName
+			);
+
+			if (scene == GameScenes.FLIGHT)
+			{
+				if (scene == HighLogic.LoadedScene)
+				{
+					if (FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel != null)
+					{
+						Tools.PostDebugMessage("RelayDatabase: onSceneChange clearing {0} from cache.",
+							FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel.vesselName);
+
+						this.onVesselEvent(FlightGlobals.ActiveVessel);
+					}
+				}
+				else
+				{
+					this.ClearCache();
+				}
+			}
+		}
+
+		private void onGameLoaded(object data)
+		{
+			this.ClearCache();
 		}
 
 		// Runs when parts are undocked
-		public void onPartEvent(Part part)
+		private void onPartEvent(Part part)
 		{
 			if (part != null && part.vessel != null)
 			{
@@ -236,14 +263,14 @@
 		}
 
 		// Runs when parts are coupled, as in docking
-		public void onFromPartToPartEvent(GameEvents.FromToAction<Part, Part> data)
+		private void onFromPartToPartEvent(GameEvents.FromToAction<Part, Part> data)
 		{
 			this.onPartEvent(data.from);
 			this.onPartEvent(data.to);
 		}
 
 		// Produce a Part-hashed table of relays for the given vessel
-		protected void getVesselRelays(Vessel vessel, ref List<IAntennaRelay> relays)
+		private void getVesselRelays(Vessel vessel, ref List<IAntennaRelay> relays)
 		{
 			// We're going to completely regen this table, so dump the current contents.
 			relays.Clear();
@@ -253,6 +280,10 @@
 				"IAntennaRelay",
 				vessel.vesselName
 			));
+
+			double bestRelayRange = double.NegativeInfinity;
+			IAntennaRelay bestRelay = null;
+			IAntennaRelay relay;
 
 			// If the vessel is loaded, we can fetch modules implementing IAntennaRelay directly.
 			if (vessel.loaded) {
@@ -277,8 +308,16 @@
 						// ...if the module is a relay...
 						if (module is IAntennaRelay)
 						{
+							relay = (module as IAntennaRelay);
+
+							if (relay.maxTransmitDistance > bestRelayRange)
+							{
+								bestRelayRange = relay.maxTransmitDistance;
+								bestRelay = relay;
+							}
+
 							// ...add the module to the table
-							relays.Add(module as IAntennaRelay);
+							relays.Add(relay);
 							// ...neglect relay objects after the first in each part.
 							break;
 						}
@@ -337,14 +376,24 @@
 								module
 							));
 
+							relay = new ProtoAntennaRelay(module as IAntennaRelay, pps);
+
+							if (relay.maxTransmitDistance > bestRelayRange)
+							{
+								bestRelayRange = relay.maxTransmitDistance;
+								bestRelay = relay;
+							}
+
 							// ...build a new ProtoAntennaRelay and add it to the table
-							relays.Add(new ProtoAntennaRelay(module as IAntennaRelay, pps));
+							relays.Add(relay);
 							// ...neglect relay objects after the first in each part.
 							break;
 						}
 					}
 				}
 			}
+
+			this.bestRelayTable[vessel.id] = bestRelay;
 
 			Tools.PostDebugMessage(string.Format(
 				"{0}: vessel '{1}' ({2}) has {3} transmitters.",
@@ -356,12 +405,12 @@
 		}
 
 		// Construct the singleton
-		protected RelayDatabase()
+		private RelayDatabase()
 		{
 			// Initialize the databases
 			this.relayDatabase = new Dictionary<Guid, List<IAntennaRelay>>();
+			this.bestRelayTable = new Dictionary<Guid, IAntennaRelay>();
 			this.vesselPartCountTable = new Dictionary<Guid, int>();
-			this.CheckedVesselsTable = new Dictionary<Guid, bool>();
 
 			this.cacheHits = 0;
 			this.cacheMisses = 0;
@@ -373,6 +422,7 @@
 			GameEvents.onGameSceneLoadRequested.Add(this.onSceneChange);
 			GameEvents.onPartCouple.Add(this.onFromPartToPartEvent);
 			GameEvents.onPartUndock.Add(this.onPartEvent);
+			GameEvents.onGameStateLoad.Add(this.onGameLoaded);
 		}
 
 		~RelayDatabase()
@@ -384,6 +434,7 @@
 			GameEvents.onGameSceneLoadRequested.Remove(this.onSceneChange);
 			GameEvents.onPartCouple.Remove(this.onFromPartToPartEvent);
 			GameEvents.onPartUndock.Remove(this.onPartEvent);
+			GameEvents.onGameStateLoad.Remove(this.onGameLoaded);
 
 			Tools.PostDebugMessage(this.GetType().Name + " destroyed.");
 
@@ -399,7 +450,7 @@
 		#if DEBUG
 		public void Dump()
 		{
-			StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
+			StringBuilder sb = Tools.GetStringBuilder();
 
 			sb.Append("Dumping RelayDatabase:");
 
@@ -419,6 +470,8 @@
 			}
 
 			Tools.PostDebugMessage(sb.ToString());
+
+			Tools.PutStringBuilder(sb);
 		}
 		#endif
 	}

--- a/RelayExtensions.cs
+++ b/RelayExtensions.cs
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 //
 // Extensions.cs
 //
-// Copyright © 2014, toadicus
+// Copyright © 2014-2015, toadicus
 // All rights reserved.
 //
 // Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
@@ -38,6 +38,50 @@
 	public static class RelayExtensions
 	{
 		/// <summary>
+		/// Returns the distance between two IAntennaRelays.
+		/// </summary>
+		/// <param name="relayOne">Relay one.</param>
+		/// <param name="relayTwo">Relay two.</param>
+		public static double DistanceTo(this IAntennaRelay relayOne, IAntennaRelay relayTwo)
+		{
+			return relayOne.vessel.DistanceTo(relayTwo.vessel);
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Returns the distance from this IAntennaRelay to the given CelestialBody
+		/// </summary>
+		/// <param name="relay">Relay.</param>
+		/// <param name="body">Body.</param>
+		public static double SqrDistanceTo(this IAntennaRelay relay, CelestialBody body)
+		{
+			double range = relay.vessel.DistanceTo(body) - body.Radius;
+
+			return range * range;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Returns the distance between two IAntennaRelays.
+		/// </summary>
+		/// <param name="relayOne">Relay one.</param>
+		/// <param name="relayTwo">Relay two.</param>
+		public static double SqrDistanceTo(this IAntennaRelay relayOne, IAntennaRelay relayTwo)
+		{
+			return relayOne.vessel.sqrDistanceTo(relayTwo.vessel);
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
+		/// Returns the distance from this IAntennaRelay to the given CelestialBody
+		/// </summary>
+		/// <param name="relay">Relay.</param>
+		/// <param name="body">Body.</param>
+		public static double DistanceTo(this IAntennaRelay relay, CelestialBody body)
+		{
+			double range = relay.vessel.DistanceTo(body) - body.Radius;
+
+			return range;
+		}
+
+		/// <summary>
 		/// Returns the distance between this IAntennaRelay and a Vessel
 		/// </summary>
 		/// <param name="relay">This <see cref="IAntennaRelay"/></param>
@@ -140,10 +184,11 @@
 			for (int rIdx = 0; rIdx < vesselRelays.Count; rIdx++)
 			{
 				relay = vesselRelays[rIdx];
-				if (relay.CanTransmit())
+				if (relay.LinkStatus > ConnectionStatus.None)
 				{
 					canTransmit = true;
-					if (relay.transmitDistance <= relay.nominalTransmitDistance)
+
+					if (relay.LinkStatus == ConnectionStatus.Optimal)
 					{
 						return ConnectionStatus.Optimal;
 					}
@@ -166,25 +211,7 @@
 		/// <param name="vessel">This <see cref="Vessel"/></param>
 		public static IAntennaRelay GetBestRelay(this Vessel vessel)
 		{
-			IAntennaRelay bestRelay = null;
-			double bestScore = double.PositiveInfinity;
-			double relayScore = double.NaN;
-
-			IList<IAntennaRelay> vesselRelays = RelayDatabase.Instance[vessel];
-			IAntennaRelay relay;
-			for (int rIdx = 0; rIdx < vesselRelays.Count; rIdx++)
-			{
-				relay = vesselRelays[rIdx];
-				relayScore = relay.transmitDistance / relay.maxTransmitDistance;
-
-				if (relayScore < bestScore)
-				{
-					bestScore = relayScore;
-					bestRelay = relay;
-				}
-			}
-
-			return bestRelay;
+			return RelayDatabase.Instance.GetBestVesselRelay(vessel);
 		}
 	}