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[aprssig] APRS Drag Racing

Tim Cunningham tim_cunningham at charter.net
Mon Jun 7 17:46:17 UTC 2010

See what happens when you press the brake on a Prius...

The "White Zombie" will change your opinion about electric vehicles on the 
drag strip. An electric vehicle rules on the drag strip as it has more 
torque than its gas guzzling counterpart. It's all about the battery... Just 
make sure your GPS will work over 99MPH and the beacon rate will trip at set 
speed points or you will miss the event on APRS. The radio will still be 
sending data at 1200 baud after it crosses the finish line. You might as 
well send continuous data during the run to avoid the costly transmitter key 
up delay time...


Tim - N8DEU

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Cheavens" <mcheavens at usa.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Drag Racing

>I thought the horror was that he had a Prius driving @ 74mph!
> Mark
> At 10:22 AM 6/7/2010, you wrote:
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Bruninga "
>>>SO when I was the first post-rain car down the track (never been on a 
>>>track before in my life), you can imagine my horror when at 74 MPH, I see 
>>>two yellow 1/2" polly ropes stretched across the track in front of me! 
>>>Couldnt even see them until I was probably 20 yards from them. 
>>>Fortunetely They snapped, but left some nice battle scars across my 
>>Good thing you weren't riding an electric motorcycle ;-)
>>Richard Amirault
>>Boston, MA, USA
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