[aprssig] APRS posits at Dayton
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed May 14 10:59:24 CDT 2008
> Any chance you have that map scanned so the rest of us could
> out and take along?
I tried to download it just for that purpose, but Hamvention web
page is overloaded and I cannot get anything from it.
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Remember, you don't need GPS for APRS unless you are lost
> > cannot read a map.
> > Back in the early days, we even got the Hamvention folks to
> > LAT/LONG grid marks on the edges of their brochure maps!
> > then, you just looked at the map, and entered your
> > 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
> > 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
> > space, Beacon your posit (simplex direct) even if indoors.
> > 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
> > not selling anything)...
> > To find someone indoors, enter your manual position into
> > D7, then your radio will tell you which direction and how
> > away they are!
> > Bob, WB4APR
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> Corey Shields
> High Performance Systems, Indiana University - UITS
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