[aprssig] Army-Navy Football (Lynn?)

John Gorkos jgorkos at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 12:48:25 CST 2013

For the midshipmen, this is known as "the farthest we'll ever have to 
run in our entire career, and the only time we'll have to run it."

For the cadets, this is known as "Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 
morning PT, every week, for the remainder of our careers."

The reason they're tracked with APRS is so when those fat, weak, out of 
shape middies keel over from heart failure, the navy corpsmen will know 
where the bodies are.

I'm ashamed that Army hasn't fielded a team in a decade, but we were 2-2 
in my 4 years there.  It's a well known fact that The Corps Has, 
(http://rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2007/10/corps-has.html), and 
I'm sure the football team is no exception.

Nonetheless, I will be wearing black and gray and gold this weekend, 
suitably stained from a decade of tears and bitten through in at least a 
half-dozen places.

Go Army!  Beat Navy!
John Gorkos

On 12/12/13, 1:36 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> My original post referred to the original run by a few Mids...
>> Now chauffered, either in part or all, door-to-door by support vans...
> The football is typically run the 128 miles with each pair of midshipman
> running 2 miles each.  Starts at Noon Friday (tomorrow) and arrival in the
> early AM.
> Bob
> -------------------
> New topic:   Lynn,
> Can you write a ditty that will automatically generate an APRS-IS object
> named FBALL on top of every posit that comes in from USNA1.
> Reason being, that we can tell everyone to just search with
> http://aprs.fi/usna* with no other guidance.  Otherwise, we have to tell
> them all how to  search for FBALL to find the ball and USNA* to find the
> chase vehicles.  Hummh... but then if the vans swap, then I have to ask
> you to change the ditty...
> Maybe not worth the trouble?   We try to get them to keep the SAME van
> always with the ball, but in the heat of the night, sometimes they forget
> and then we have the van with the callsign FBALL running all over the
> place at 70 MPH back and forth.
> Asking mids to change the calls in the field is assured to mess everything
> up quickly.
> Bob, WB4APR
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