[aprssig] parked cars
archer at eskimo.com
Tue Aug 16 13:23:44 CDT 2005
On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
> Heck , even a tiny track with a GPS on will transmit the same position
> over and over....
Not if SmartBeaconing(tm) is enabled.
> And yes, the user could use the APO switch, but most don't.... heck I'm
> guilty of walking into a store and leaving my d700 turned on for an hour.
There's a local Radio Shack where I can park right up next to the
front door. Put the tracker at 50W and it makes the doorbell go off
every so often while you're in there.
I run the APO switch and an OpenTracker. The OpenTracker switches
from a Jeep to a Hiker symbol when I park, also goes from
SmartBeaconing(tm) to a slow fixed transmit rate at that point. The
APO switch shuts everything off 15-30 minutes or so after I park.
So far it has worked well and I always have enough juice left to
start the darned thing. Because I don't have to manually turn
anything on/off anymore it also keeps my hands out of the tracker
box, which makes tracking much more reliable.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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