[aprssig] APRStt for SAR using UTM grid!

Jack Swift n8wavjack at gmail.com
Thu May 16 07:16:07 CDT 2013

you could also use xxxxyyyy - 4 digit lat and long where you are
reporting only the least significant 4 digits. we do this by voice now
because we know the degrees and minutes where the unit is working.

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> I just realized an IDEAL application for APRStt:
> SAR work where the searchers alrady report their positions by a 3/3
> digit UTM grid number.
> In this case the DTMF position report would be B3XXXYYY* and then the
> call from DTMF memory.
> This would be on a special APRStt channel for the event so as not to
> detract from Voice nets.
> This is an ideal way to track SAR events.  because EVERYONE would show
> up on the APRS tactical map, not just those few with APRS radios.
> Now all I gotta do is refresh myself on the UTM grid to LATLONG conversion.
> Bob, WB4aPR
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Jack Swift, N8WAV
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