Forum: Fox Hunting
started by: Morseman
Posted by Morseman on Sep. 23 2002,4:57 amI've just bought myself a Kenwood TH-D7 2M/70cm hand held and hope to get it up and running with my GPS this lunchtime.
I'll get a URL for APRS tracking, and see if anyone is interested in watching me travel around.
If I go out on a Foxhunt in the future, or even a Geocache hunt, you'll be able to see me. You lucky people.
Maybe it would be proof of having visited a spot for MinuteWar as well? (Only joking Scout).
Posted by Scout on Sep. 23 2002,10:37 am
If your opponents can watch where you're going, they can foil your plans by beating you to the post. You'd better turn it off for < MinuteWar > raids.
I think your setup would open up tons of new game ideas. We're a few years away from having the technology be widespread enough to do that, though.
Posted by Morseman on Sep. 26 2002,9:48 am
Good point about being trumped before getting home with captures Scout. The comment was tongue in cheek anyway.
By the way, if you want to see where I am, or was last time I was within range of another station using APRS, go to the following site < http://www.mnaprs.com/database.htm > and enter the callsign (make sure you put it in exactly as below, the 0 is a Zero and not the letter O)
At home I will start to use
But that one is deliberatley offset at the moment, as I wanted to be able to 'see' the output from the TH-D7. I'll put my home back in the right possition tonight.
There must be a way to get real time tracking off the internet (there is a problem if you want to use programs that might let non-Amateur people send beacons on the Amateur bands) but I've not found one yet.
Posted by Morseman on Sep. 26 2002,9:53 am
Try this, you will need to be able to rn Java applets
< http://www.apritch.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/netaprs.htm >