[aprssig] WiFi APRS traveler
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Mon Dec 13 11:46:17 CST 2010
Gregg W5GGW wrote...
> My cell modem comes out onto the internet in Dallas Texas. When I
> am on the road with it, largely NOT in Texas, it is very confusing to
> push the "where am I" button on my wifi iPad and have it tell me
> "Texas" and not anywhere close to where I actually am.
The iPhone 4 has an actual GPS chip. My understanding is that the
iPad with Wi-Fi finds your location using known Wi-Fi hotspots, but
the Wi-Fi + 3G models use Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular towers. You
still get all the nice maps in the Wi-Fi model. You just don't know
exactly where you are.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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