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Old 12-15-2014, 08:12 AM
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Default 2014 = 600,000 APRS packets transfered

Thanks to Sam and Glen, I have not only fulfilled a lifelong dream of earning a Ham operators license, but I have also been able to give back to the APRS community.

With Glen's economical OLPC setup, some copper tubing, and a site that apparently filled a void, this little setup looks like it will have uploaded about 600,000 position packets to the APRS site by year-end.

Other than a small glitch in the software, apparently we had to tell the computer to learn how to keep its battery charged, it has worked without my interference all year.

I would encourage you to take advantage of the resources available here and give back to both the ham and aviation community.

"God does not deduct from one's time on earth that which is spent in the air."
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:14 AM
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Excellent, George (and Glen)!

It's always good when we can provide something useful and have fun in the process.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:36 AM
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George, you definitely filled a big hole in the APRS fabric - THANKS!

Looks like 2014 will be about 300,000 messages gated from my location.

I want to find 2 holes in 2015 and get iGates to those places.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:55 AM
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Can you build an airborne iGate?
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:09 AM
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Yes but it doesn't seem logical unless you're a tethered balloon
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:54 AM
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Question New to APRS

Hey guys, for us APRS newbies, where can we learn what to put in our planes to be able to track the location, as some of you do?

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Old 12-27-2014, 11:33 AM
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Hi Chuck,

There is an entire section of VAF dedicated to APRS. (This thread is part of that section.) I'd start there and then Google has more info than you'll ever consume !
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