[aprssig] Traking the Solar Impulse Flight across America

recompiler recompiler at hacksrus.com
Fri May 3 15:44:53 CDT 2013


This seems like a good project to revive APRSdata.EXE or similar
functionality for - but instead of up/down frequency specify "LOOK
UP!"
Maybe some additional info.

> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 12:28:46 -0400
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Cc: aprs at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Traking the Solar Impulse Flight across America
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> Here is the live web page. http://live.solarimpulse.com/
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> Im maintaining a live RF  object (from here in Maryland) but need APRS hams
> in California to get the object on Local RF.
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> This plane is the size of a 747 and is only going 25 knots at 10,000 feet.
> Should be fun to watch, so need to get the object out on RF in its area.
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> Do people want to sign up to be object maintainers?  This flight acorss
> America will take days if not weeks.  We can do this.  Just need people to
> be the object inputters (only one at a time to avoid a mess on the APRS-IS).
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> Bob, Wb4aPR
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> *From:* Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu]
> *Sent:* Friday, May 03, 2013 11:59 AM
> *To:* aprssig at tapr.org
> *Cc:* aprs at yahoogroups.com; bruninga at usna.edu
> *Subject:* Traking the Solar Impulse Flight across America
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> The Solar Impulse is aloft, starting its multi-leg flight from San
> Francisco to Washington DC.
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> http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/across-america/
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> There is no APRS tracker on board, but there is no reason why  APRS cannot
> track here as an object so that all radio Amateurs can see it if they are
> out side and driving around.
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> Use the object name ?SOLAR1?.
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> Remember anyone with info on its live position can enter it as an object so
> everyone else on APRS can see it.
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> Im not talking about an APRS-IS object which can only be seen on line.
> This is not needed since anyone who is online can go to the SolarImpulse
> page and see that.
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> Im talking about a live on-air object so ham radio ops, not aware of it
> will be able to see it on their mobile and look up and see it live.
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> This means an APRS operator every hundred miles or so getting the data and
> creating the on-air object.
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> Remember, you can uplink an object from any APRS radio by momentatily
> entering the manual position of the aircraft and then changing your
> callsign to SOLAR1, sending a few packets and then switching your callsign
> back.
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> Its only fliying at 60 MPH or so?, so you can also get under it and
> generate a live object that way!
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> Just an idea.
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> We wont see it in Washington DC for sometime yet.
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> Today it is SF to Phoenix.
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> Bob, WB4APR
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