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Posted: Sep. 23 2002,4:57 am QUOTE

I'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).

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    Posted: Sep. 23 2002,10:37 am QUOTE

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Maybe it would be proof of having visited a spot for MinuteWar as well?

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.

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    Posted: Sep. 26 2002,9:48 am QUOTE

Quote (Scout @ Sep. 23 2002,5:37 pm)
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.

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)

G0DJA-3

At home I will start to use

G0DJA

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.

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    Posted: Sep. 26 2002,9:53 am QUOTE

Quote (Morseman @ Sep. 26 2002,4:48 pm)
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.

Try this, you will need to be able to rn Java applets

http://www.apritch.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/netaprs.htm

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