Hello Dustin and welcome to the group.
Its great to see interest in APRS for keeping track of assets during
an event such as that. I havent experienced it myself but have read a
lot about how to set such an event up. Maybe some of the users on this
list would like to help out and learn hands on how best to use APRS
for such an event.
An event like this might benefit from being on a seperate frequency
and have someone that can see the event area setup a temporary Igate
on that frequency, then anyone worldwide can watch the progress. Email
me offlist and maybe we can get something going with some of your
users in the area.
We have a couple of events coming up where I think APRS would be a
benefit. The Andrew Jackson Marathon April 1 in Jackson and the
Frontier Days Boy Scout event March 30-April2 and April 7-9 near
Again welcome to the group. Please invite anyone you think would
benefit from the group as its a great place to discuss APRS.
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, "Alcorn County Amateur Radio Emergency
Service" <acares_05@...> wrote:
> Just wanted to say hello to the group. My name is Dustin Brumfield,
> KD5LAP. I am the PIO for the Alcorn County ARES located in Corinth MS.
> As you may know we have the Coca Cola 10k run coming up in May. We have
> plans of putting up a APRS setup in front of the race, and updating
> every 5 seconds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Last year we
> relayed the 1st female runner, male runner, and wheelchair participants
> at each marker back to the finish line. This was a great success and we
> should be doing it again this year. I would like to invite everyone to
> visit our webpage at http://www.avsia.com/acares or you may even join
> our group at acaresgroup. All of the information is available on the
> website. Also we will be holding a testing session Saturday April 1 at
> 10:00AM at the Alcorn County Airport. If you need directions or GPS
> coordinates, please contact me. We will be testing for new hams and
> upgrades. The cost will be $14 and a picture ID will be required. Thank
> you for your time and 73's!