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[aprssig] Vanity APRS, or Ham version of OnStar?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 22 00:10:17 UTC 2008


I have XASTIR running on my home "server", just to keep tabs on what's going on.  I noticed a car symbol zipping along the freeway, and clicked on it out of curiosity.  The log is posted below...  

Is vanity really a good application of APRS, given that the speed limit in these parts is either 55 or 65mph?  Or, perhaps he should add an interface from the car's crash detect (airbag deploy) to the Tiny Track3, to call for help when he wraps the car around a tree.

(The call sign as been hidden to protect the apparently guilty...)

Greg  KO6TH


Packets received: 264     Last Heard: 09/21/2008 15:56:51
Heard via the TNC on device 0, last via TNC on device 0, and has moved
Data path: APT311,K6FGA-1*,WIDE5-2,NV4-4
Status  09/21 15:56 : 
Status  09/18 15:07 : TinyTrak3 v1.1
Current Power Gain: default (9W @ 20ft HAAT, 3dB omni, range 6.2mi)
Distance from my station: 16.9 miles  Bearing from my station: 39.8
Last Position: 09/21  15:56   39 08.819N  120 54.490W                       CM99nd  
               09/21  15:56   39 08.600N  120 54.730W  2831ft   81mph  27  CM99nd  
               09/21  15:56   39 08.380N  120 55.010W  2785ft   68mph  51  CM99md  
               09/21  15:47   39 00.550N  120 59.390W  2005ft   75mph  13  CM99ma  
               09/21  15:44   38 57.960N  121 01.240W  1637ft   75mph  26  CM98lx  
               09/21  15:42   38 56.550N  121 02.960W  1555ft   76mph  40  CM98lw  
               09/21  15:41   38 55.469N  121 03.410W  1516ft   72mph  15  CM98lw  
               09/21  15:35   38 50.600N  121 09.420W   427ft   72mph  44  CM98ku  
               09/21  15:33   38 49.410N  121 10.840W   308ft   71mph  43  CM98jt  
               09/21  15:28   38 45.930N  121 15.330W   112ft   74mph  51  CM98is  
               09/21  15:22   38 40.270N  121 20.930W    56ft   76mph  40  CM98hq  
               09/21  15:20   38 39.020N  121 22.280W     0ft   75mph  39  CM98hp  
               09/21  15:19   38 38.280N  121 24.090W    -3ft   75mph  60  CM98hp  
               09/21  15:19   38 38.240N  121 24.230W     3ft   77mph  85  CM98hp  
               09/21  15:17   38 38.590N  121 26.070W   -49ft   77mph  85  CM98gp  
               09/21  15:16   38 38.490N  121 28.160W   -26ft   74mph  85  CM98gp  
               09/21  15:14   38 38.020N  121 30.010W  -102ft   77mph  58  CM98fp  
               09/21  15:09   38 40.260N  121 33.630W     0ft   79mph  90  CM98fq  
               09/21  15:07   38 40.260N  121 35.690W   -30ft   77mph  89  CM98eq  
               09/21  15:06   38 40.390N  121 37.750W    13ft   70mph  90  CM98eq  
               09/21  15:01   38 40.420N  121 44.160W   -13ft   70mph  89  CM98dq  
               09/21  15:01   38 40.460N  121 44.480W   -13ft   71mph 114  CM98dq  
               09/21  15:00   38 41.510N  121 45.410W    26ft   75mph 141  CM98cq  
               09/21  14:59   38 41.960N  121 46.720W    33ft   74mph 116  CM98cq  
               09/21  14:58   38 42.110N  121 46.980W    13ft   75mph 140  CM98cq  
               09/21  14:56   38 44.380N  121 49.270W    26ft   76mph 152  CM98cr  
               09/21  14:53   38 46.330N  121 51.380W     0ft   74mph 129  CM98bs  
               09/21  14:53   38 46.730N  121 51.750W     0ft   74mph 152  CM98bs  
               09/21  14:52   38 47.380N  121 52.460W     0ft   74mph 128  CM98bs  
               09/21  14:49   38 49.910N  121 55.060W    -3ft   75mph 140  CM98at  
               09/21  14:43   38 54.890N  121 59.600W    62ft   72mph 152  CM98av  
               09/21  14:42   38 56.280N  122 00.310W    69ft   66mph 152  CM88xw  
               09/21  14:35   39 03.120N  122 04.880W    30ft   72mph 134  CM89xb  
               09/21  14:33   39 04.560N  122 05.760W    16ft   74mph 152  CM89wb  
               09/21  14:32   39 05.960N  122 06.820W    20ft   75mph 145  CM89wc  
               09/21  14:31   39 06.390N  122 07.030W    20ft   76mph 169  CM89wc  
               09/21  14:30   39 07.820N  122 08.050W     7ft   75mph 151  CM89wd  
               09/21  14:29   39 08.510N  122 08.180W    20ft   74mph 174  CM89wd  
               09/21  14:28   39 09.890N  122 08.980W     0ft   55mph 125  CM89wd  
               09/21  14:27   39 09.920N  122 09.100W    13ft   49mph  97  CM89wd  
               09/21  14:24   39 09.160N  122 12.290W    30ft   64mph  90  CM89vd  
               09/21  14:23   39 09.170N  122 14.370W    49ft   63mph  85  CM89vd  
               09/21  14:22   39 08.920N  122 15.370W    59ft   64mph  83  CM89ud  
               09/21  14:22   39 08.880N  122 15.540W    62ft   64mph  56  CM89ud  
            +  09/21  13:45   39 01.170N  122 40.560W  1283ft    9mph 323  CM89pa  

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