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[aprssig] Re: offlist: tracking

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 13:05:06 UTC 2005


Yes, try walking around a hamfest with no name tag and then walking
around with an easy to read name tag with your callsign.  The random
people that walk up because they knew you but you didn't know them is
the idea behind this.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On 6/1/05, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > On the one hand, what use is indoor ham tracking,
> >besides body recover after the roof caves in?
> 
> Let me clarify what I am talking about.  Here are the examples
> that ar driving my interest:
> 
> 1) A HAM RFID=>APRS translator at our HAM club.
>     a) FOr meetings, it lets you know who is there
>     b) Its impossible to raise anyone inside the meeting to
>         see if son-and-so is there because eveyrone turns their
>         HT off when they are in the meeting.  But going to the
>         club to meet someone if you konw they are there is
>         half of what the clubhouse is all about
>     c) On weekends and other evenings there are often
>         people there working on projects, etc.  See (b).
> 
> 2) One at the HAM store
> 3) One at the EOC
> 4) One at the Campus Gate
> 5) At Dayton or other BIG events, one in each room
> 6) One at the favorite after-meeting bar, etc...
> 
> Just a way to find HAMS who are out doing HAM radio
> and making their presence known.
> 
> >If someone doesn't know where I am at all--they can
> >reach me by a digital selective call to my primary radio.
> >[or cell phone]
> 
> But that is a selective process.  Many times, Its not till
> I see someone that then I remember that I want to meet
> him about something.  SO just looking at APRS and seeing
> who all is at the meeting has more value, because I would
> not call all of them to ask (are you at the meeting?)
> 
> Just some thoughts.
> Bob
> 
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