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[aprssig] GPS, APRS, QRP and the Long Trail

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Wed Aug 25 02:06:19 UTC 2004


Wouldn't it have been easier just to mark the vehicle with a waypoint when
you left it, then when you are on the trail all you need to do is power up
the GPS and get the distance back to the waypoint.

Richard Amirault                                N1JDU                Boston,
MA, USA
www.erols.com/ramirault          "Go Fly A Kite"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Riley
Subject: [aprssig] GPS, APRS, QRP and the Long Trail


> I packed along my
> THD-7, Garmin GPS, Icom 703+, a 20 foot telescoping fishpole antenna,
(snip)
> ... But no two maps or signs agree on just how far it was ... So, I got
> clever, I would stop, get a GPS lock and power on the D7 and force an APRS
> posit, then I would send a message to my TMD700 in my truck down at the
> trail head "?APRS?" (easy enough once the first is keyed in, just repeat
the
> message) This forces the unit to ID and when I received it back it told me
> how far I had come (or still to go on the way back) by how far I was from
my
> truck. As the crow flies of course.





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