[aprssig] APRS Road Trip
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 20 12:49:35 CDT 2008
I took a look and saw this trip (and probably more):
(Don't know the geo filename for Canada)
Also your messages.
Fun, isn't it. I just recently started learning about APRSLink email. More complex, but two-way capability.
Do you use a keyboard?
73, Steve, K9DCI
--- On Fri, 9/19/08, Kevin Deckert <kdeckert at telus.net> wrote:
> From: Kevin Deckert <kdeckert at telus.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Road Trip
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Date: Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:43 AM
> My D710 and my pathfinder recently made a road trip form
> central British
> Columbia, Down through Idaho ,Utah,Colorado,Wyoming,
> Montana, back into BC.
> 6,200 kilometers
> APRS was a lot f fun. I am from the mythical land where
> cell phone coverage
> does not work.
> I was in what I thought where some remote locations along
> the way and yet my
> D710 told me my beacon was making a repeater. I used the
> email capacity
> several times to send mesages to family in england and in
> colorado. I gave
> my son the findu link so as I was nearing his house in
> boulder he was
> monitoring my progress on the internet.
> When I drove down his street he and his wife where standing
> outside. It was
> proof to me of how well it works.
> I am actually a real Tracker. I physically follow the sign
> left by missing
> persons for search and rescue.
> I demonstarted some simple abilities of APRS at a tracking
> class in
> colorado. It drew alot of attention.
> My intent for this message is to thank all those Digi
> peater operators
> and those who maintian remote sites in some challenging
> locations. It is
> they who make APRS an amazing tool.
> Many listed repeater frequencies in thier beacons and this
> was very useful,
> I met one APRS operator in montana who was running UI View
> on an old
> highway patrol mobile.He saw me 'sneaking' up on
> him on the hightway.
> What a fun way to travel..
> Kevin Deckert, VE7WHK
> Emergency Coordinator
> Wells Gray Country ARES
> kdeckert at telus.net
> Journeyman Tracker
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