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[aprssig] Vanity APRS, or Ham version of OnStar? (Greg D.)

Guy Mallery wa2msu at pacbell.net
Mon Sep 22 14:38:11 UTC 2008


He's lucky to be moving at all on I-5...HI HI


73,
Guy - W6MSU


> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 17:10:17 -0700
> From: Greg D. <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
> Message-ID: <BLU133-W45887E5B08F528610054A8A94B0 at phx.gbl>
>
>
> 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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