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[aprssig] APRS posits at Dayton

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Wed May 14 16:03:28 UTC 2008


It would be nice if people could mark the GPS coordinates of their space on
their table so it's easy for people standing in front of it to put in their
position!

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> 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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