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[aprssig] APRS tracking the EV Ford Focus across the USA

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Apr 6 21:59:17 UTC 2012

> callsign?

I had suggested "FOCUS-EV"

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Bruninga
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 4:41 PM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: [aprssig] APRS tracking the EV Ford Focus across the USA

I hope some of you can help use APRS to track this Ford Focus EV from NY to
LA next week?

See: http://www.menshealth.com/techlust/electric-car-challenge


For example, if the object's name is FOCUS-EV then one should be able to
send an APRS RF message to "FOCUS-EV" and the local IGate should respond
with an up-to-date current position for that callsign.

But this assumes that the IGate treats OBEJCTS and STATIONS the same as
*intended* by APRS (some don't).  We need to find these weaknesses and fix


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