Re: [tracker2] Question
- On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM, sdroe1956 <kb7qqq@...> wrote:
> Was thinking about building a tracker but can't think of a good reasonIf you're just going to the expense just so you know where you are, I
> to justify the expense except for the fun of tracking myself.
> Could some of you tell me what you use your trackers for???
have a cheaper solution... buy a mirror. If you look into it, and
you're not there, then you're in trouble!
As Curt said, it's much more than just looking at a webpage to see
where you've been. I can find my buddies driving around town, right
there on the screen in front of me. When they pop up on my screen, I
know they are out driving around, and can call them. Of course if your
general conversations revolve around where are you, and what's the
weather like, stay away from APRS. All of that is displayed in front
You can share frequency information with others, as well as find out
the frequencies of local repeaters. You can find out about current
activities in the area, and much more.
One of the fun things I like to use APRS for, is tracking high
altitude balloons, and getting telemetry information from them. When
you send a couple hundred dollars worth of electronics up to >100,000
feet, it's always nice to be able to get it back. It also helps with
getting access to any still images, videos, or experiment payloads you
may have carried to altitude.
Sam, you obviously haven't sat in on a Bob Bruninga APRS sermon! 8)
There's much more to APRS than just tracking your vehicle.
- we keep one in our camper so friends and family can see where we are.
Was thinking about building a tracker but can't think of a good reason
to justify the expense except for the fun of tracking myself.
Could some of you tell me what you use your trackers for???