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Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Aug 16 18:23:44 UTC 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.

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