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[aprssig] Re: TIGER maps what-s the problem?

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sun Jun 18 02:18:08 UTC 2006


Bob WB4APR wrote...

> I have several D7's and almost NEVER use a GPS, for
> routine operations, because it is just too big a hassle.
> But I DO message frequently from the D7.  And if I visit
> a new area, I must manually enter a posit or it will not
> transmit.

We must think differently. To me it would be more of a hassle to key in the 
ambiguous position than it would be to connect a GPS receiver to the D7. I 
also don't stand still in one spot very long. If I was beaconing a position, 
I would want it to be accurate and current. I don't have a D7, but about the 
only time I can think of that I would manually key in a position would be if 
I absolutely had to send a message and I was indoors and the GPS couldn't 
acquire a fix. Of course, whether I was indoors or outdoors, I would have a 
laptop with me and a TCPIP connection with me 99% of the time. The only time 
I'm without the laptop is when I'm on the bike. No, I still don't have APRS 
running on the bike yet, but there is always a GPS mounted on the handlebars 
and running continuously. Gotta get the project for the bike finished!

I still think I should have changed the subject. Nothing to do with TIGER 
maps!

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
--
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!" 





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