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

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 7 01:19:05 UTC 2012


No objects needed...

Get the drivers to carry a smart phone with one of the APRS tracker Apps on it.

Steve, K9DCI



--- On Fri, 4/6/12, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS tracking the EV Ford Focus across the USA
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Friday, April 6, 2012, 4:42 PM
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 15:39, Lynn W.
> Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> wrote:
> > If I understand you correctly, the electric car won't
> actually have an APRS
> > tracker on board?  We're expected to spot it with
> eyeballs and put up an
> > object that's not too far out of date by the time it
> appears on the network?
> >
> > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows
> Mobile and Win32
> 
> It looks to me like they have a commercial tracking system
> of some
> sort that feeds the map on their webpage.
> 
> You could use their webpage to determine their position and
> place an
> APRS object at that position... you could even write a
> program to
> scrape their webpage and do this automatically (but this
> won't be
> possible until they post the live map).
> 
> Tom KD7LXL
> 
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