[aprssig] APRS posits at Dayton

Corey Shields cshields at indiana.edu
Wed May 14 10:13:10 CDT 2008

Any chance you have that map scanned so the rest of us could print it 
out and take along?


Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Remember, you don't need GPS for APRS unless you are lost and
> cannot read a map.
> Back in the early days, we even got the Hamvention folks to add
> LAT/LONG grid marks on the edges of their brochure maps!  Back
> then, you just looked at the map, and entered your coordinates,
> and could find anyone easily.
> Indoors, the maps work and GPS doesn't.  Even at 60 foot
> resolution, there are 75 discrete locations inside.  In the flea
> market, there ar 650 sets of coordinates to help you find
> anyone.
> Make it easy to find you.  If you are in a booth or flea market
> space, Beacon your posit (simplex direct) even if indoors.  Zoom
> in on Google and write down the coordinates for your space
> before you go.   Be sure to enter your SPACE number in your
> position text too to nail it precisely.
> Mine is something like 3949.29N/08415.29W Flea-2653 (though I am
> not selling anything)...
> To find someone indoors, enter your manual position into your
> D7, then your radio will tell you which direction and how far
> away they are!
> Bob, WB4APR
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Corey Shields
High Performance Systems, Indiana University - UITS

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