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[aprssig] UP Steam Train 3985/844

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 25 17:59:51 UTC 2007


Curt:

Is the train itself transmitting the tracking information or is this 
someone uplinking an object? Being a railfan and knowing that 3985 is 
heading this way later this Spring I'd like to be able to track it locally.

Thanks!
Jim Duncan, KU0G

Curt, WE7U wrote:

> Some of you may have been watching the UP3985 Steam Train object
> steaming along on your maps.  Based on which engine they use it's
> sometimes engine UP844 instead.
> 
> Because I can't easily discern which engine is being used I've
> changed the name of the object to "STEAM".
> 
> If any of you are train-chasers and have set up igates to gate the
> object to RF, gate the "STEAM" object now instead.
> 
> Ron in OR gated "UP3985" to RF a while back then chased the train
> through part of OR using his D700A.  He handed me a _wonderful_
> videotape of the train and was able to intercept it multiple times
> using this technique.
> 
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