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WAS: Re: [aprssig] WiFi for tracking ? | 3G-GPRS

Bernard Tyers bernard.tyers at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 10:04:13 UTC 2007


On 13 Aug 2007, at 23:13, Jim wrote:

> OK for static positioning, wouldn't coverage be an issue for moving  
> stations?
>
>
> Jim
>
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig- 
> bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Rich
> Sent: 13 August 2007 23:03
> To: Aprssig
> Cc: ozaprs
> Subject: [aprssig] WiFi for tracking ?
>
> Has anyone got a PDA, a GPS and some code ande sent back there  
> positon using wifi ?
>
> 2.4 GHz stuff is cheap enough.
>
> Andrew Rich VK4TEC
>
>

Hi all,

Not sure if this is relevant (cell network would be slightly more  
reliable than WiFi....for coverage anyway....)

At the beginning (a few months ago) when I was trying to understand  
APRS and Xastir I tried tracking with GPRS/3G (when available).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478205073/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478186858/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478205163/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478187254/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478205189/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478186986/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478205237/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/runningwithbulls/478187100/in/ 
set-72157600159426535/


It was surprisingly successful.

It was done with Xastir, a garmin etrex gps, a powerbook connected to  
mobile phone network via bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

Hope its of interest.

bernard
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