[aprssig] APRStt for SAR using UTM grid!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu May 16 17:51:02 CDT 2013


I may have confused USNG and UTM, but it does not matter at all.  TH
epoint is that APRStt is perfect for letting anyone with any DTMF ht
to report ANY grid numbers and have them automatically converted into
APRS for display.

Bob, WB4APR

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Greg Higgins <gs.higgins at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> FYI...after Katrina (28 May 2009), the DHS / FEMA and rescue community
> established the US National Grid (USNG) as the common coordinate system. You
> would be better off adapting that than the UTM.
>
>
> The USNG Standard can be found here:
> http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/usng/fgdc_std
> _011_2001_usng.pdf
>
>
> Greg Higgins
> Paramedic / Firefighter / HazMat-WMD / Instructor
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:45 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] APRStt for SAR using UTM grid!
>
> 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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