Re: [MichiganFoxHunter] Re: Newest Member
- Mike, welcome to the group! I look forward to meeting you and your dad tomorrow night at the Holland Fox Hunt.You know, I don't really know what APRS-DF is all about. I do know that APRS radios a location via packet to a site that enables position reporting on the internet. That's about all I know. But then, I haven't seen a doppler running before, although I have read a lot about it. We are not allowing Doppler or other computer aided systems tomorrow night at the request of the fox. Since this is a warm-up for the season, that probably levels the playing field.I use a 3-element yagi and a "Sniffer" foxhunt receiver/attenuator, and a compass, and all the help I can get from others, like Tom Bosscher. I also use a automated/remote control "FoxBox" as a practice transmitter. It is a Byonics.com controller with a transceiver and gel cells in an old ammo case.Could you give me a brief description on APRS-DF? ... or maybe a link to a site?Holland fox hunt info: http://www.MichiganFoxHunter.com----- Original Message -----From: kb8zglSent: Monday, April 19, 2010 8:58 AMSubject: [MichiganFoxHunter] Re: Newest Member
Thanks for the warm invite! Team "Dad and I" are very excited for our first father/son foxhunt. I have read books and accounts on RDF for sometime, but never tried my hand. We are looking forward to tomorrow night! Thanks for the heads up and glad I found the group!
I wonder does anyone use APRS-DF at all? I realize this is a beginners (and we certainly qualify) event, but I have done a lot of reading on APRS-DF and different articles by WB4APR. Just wondering if anyone has tried it?
--- In MichiganFoxHunter@ yahoogroups. com, "TomB" <k8tb@...> wrote:
> I just want to say hello to Mike, KB8ZGL, who is joining this list. Mike is planning to be at the Tuesday night Holland hunt, with his dad.
> Mike is a very active ham, excelling in the IRLP world, where he hosts the Great Lakes Reflectors (9610-9619).
> Mike will be a great addition to the Michigan group of fox hunters. My guess is that he will become a very strong competitor. Now, if he could team up with Doug Papay, KD8CAO, he of AMSAT fame.
> Tuesday night should be fun...
> vy 73, de tom k8tb