Re: [Scoutradio] Philmont HQ Coordinates
- The only drawback I see is the scout has to be a HAM by FCC law. But
getting the tech license isnt that tough if they study for a month or
2. unless Philmont gets the ok someway to use them w/o the scout being
licenced...... I would guess they would need to carry about 2-3 extra
battery packs too. I have been on a Trek once and been to the Rocky
Mountain Scout camp (summer camp for the scouts while their parents are
doing their stuff) 2 times.
Another problem I see are trees.....it takes longer for GPS's to lock on
through trees. and if they are down in one of the "valleys" getting out
with it might be tough.
- On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> I just zoomed in and see terrific APRS coverage (of Philmont). SOHere is a better map:
> anyone with a D7 HT can send and receive APRSmessages and Email and be
> tracked. Here is a link to the north east corner of New Mexico showing
> the area: <snip>
It looks plain, but it shows more detail as you right click. Also, I will
downgrade my use of the word "terrific" above, to "good" depending on
terrain of which I have no personal experience. But it looks like the
digi on topof WBALDY is the nearest.
This is a live map, so if there was someone there on APRS, you would see
But even this map has no Scout detail on it.
I will volulnteer to digitize a custom map for Philmont if someone will
send me a paper map that has lat/long on it.
de WB4APR, Bob