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Re: New member passcodes

Jeff Dugas (Mobile) <N5TEV@...>
 

Slightly off topic, Lynn, but are seeing significant delays in messages sent to the Yahoo email address that receives passcode requests?

I've been seeing a lot of reports from people I know across the country intermittently experiencing delays with Yahoo mail over the last year, sometimes email is delayed for days from reaching the recipient's inbox after being sent.

Anyway, just wanted to share this data point, YMMV. I am gradually moving all my stuff off of the Yahoo mail accounts I have. As well, recently saw some discussion in another APRS-related forum about getting off the Yahoo platform.

Jeff
N5TEV

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"'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...> wrote:

I just approved a bunch of membership requests that Yahoo didn't inform
the moderators about. I noticed in several of them a request for a
passcode. If you are waiting for a passcode and have not yet received
it, please (re)submit your request using the instructions at:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:passcode

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32



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New member passcodes

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

I just approved a bunch of membership requests that Yahoo didn't inform the moderators about. I noticed in several of them a request for a passcode. If you are waiting for a passcode and have not yet received it, please (re)submit your request using the instructions at:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:passcode

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

Patrick Wood
 

Then you just need better RFID hardware than the 30$ reader. (I suggested a pile of things to Bob with the RFID spec he linked lol).  I use RFID for race timing (road/cross country/some ski and other things), using a specialized system, but there are plenty of people that use off the shelf hardware with directional antennas to do what you're after.  Take a look at http://www.ageeracetiming.com/ as an example of the hardware involved (you can use his software obviously to do all this, but because the hardware is off the shelf you can get a feel for the costs involved for a setup that will do exactly what you're after).  With sled racing you probably have a much easier time than most of the stuff I'm doing because you're dealing with small numbers of competitors crossing at once, rather than hundreds per minute I sometimes have.

p

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Bob Harris knineudx@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:


Will never happen!


On 2/9/2017 12:03 PM, Robert Bruninga bruninga@... [aprsisce] wrote:

The key is wheter you can get the card within about 6” of the target.

 


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH




Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

Fred Hillhouse
 

May as well share with the rest of us too. J

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:55 AM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 

 

Info such as I have sent privately.

 

On 2/9/2017 10:52 AM, 'Jack Smith' cyclingsoldier@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob,

 

You’ve got me interested now.  Do you have info on the TN group’s implementation?

 

Jack KE4LWT

 

--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."


Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH




Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

robt.harris
 

Will never happen!


On 2/9/2017 12:03 PM, Robert Bruninga bruninga@... [aprsisce] wrote:

The key is wheter you can get the card within about 6” of the target.

 


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

robt.harris
 

Fred,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'd prefer working with a RPi. I'll buy one the next time I'm in Cambridge.


On 2/9/2017 11:09 AM, 'Fred Hillhouse' fmhillhouse@... [aprsisce] wrote:

You might look at the Raspberry Pi Zero for a platform. They can be purchased for $5 on occasion.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

Robert Bruninga
 

If you can get the sleds to run over a marked spot on the ground (snow?) you could simply use $1 RFID cards embedded in the sled.

 

Then just hook up an RFID reader ($30) with its RS232 output going to a standard TNC and the TNC would transmit the code.  Then your software (not out in the cold) could translate the code ID into the pre-established info for that sled and resend the packet in the full humanreadable format.

 

See http://aprs.org/aprs-rfid.html

 

The key is wheter you can get the card within about 6” of the target.

 

Bob, Wb4aPR

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:52 AM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 




Bob,

 

You’ve got me interested now.  Do you have info on the TN group’s implementation?

 

Jack KE4LWT

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:45 AM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 

 

Hi John,

Yes, I am familiar. My statement of implementing APRStt was not entirely accurate.

What I ponder is building a very weak transmitter (range under 50 feet) into a pill box with an Arduino (actually a Moteino). It would transmit on 915 MHz the racer id (bib number, sled number).

The receiver at the checkpoints would have a highly directional antenna perpendicular to the route. As a sled passed through the field, its bib number would be received, time-stamped, formated, and transmitted via APRS back to the operations center.

If I got fancy enough, I might "wake up" the sled unit when it was in range of the checkpoint. Filtering would be incorporated into the processing at receiver to capture only one report per sled at each check point.

This is to eliminate standing out all day in  near zero temperatures.

(All this is taking what a group in Tennessee did to the next level of integration.)

 

On 2/8/2017 7:51 PM, wb2osz@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob Harris wrote:

'> I've been thinking of implementing APRStt for sled dog races. To send
> the time each team passes a check point back to the race co-ordinators.
> I'd probably write it in C (since I have more experience with that
> language).

Are you familiar with this APRStt implementation?

·        APRStt Implementation Notes [ download ]

Very few hams have portable equipment for APRS but nearly everyone has a handheld radio that can send DTMF tones. APRStt allows a user, equipped with only DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone) generation capability, to enter information into the global APRS data network. This document explains how the APRStt concept was implemented in the Dire Wolf application.

 

--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."


Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH

 





Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

robt.harris
 

Info such as I have sent privately.


On 2/9/2017 10:52 AM, 'Jack Smith' cyclingsoldier@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob,

 

You’ve got me interested now.  Do you have info on the TN group’s implementation?

 

Jack KE4LWT


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

Fred Hillhouse
 

You might look at the Raspberry Pi Zero for a platform. They can be purchased for $5 on occasion.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:45 AM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 

 

Hi John,

Yes, I am familiar. My statement of implementing APRStt was not entirely accurate.

What I ponder is building a very weak transmitter (range under 50 feet) into a pill box with an Arduino (actually a Moteino). It would transmit on 915 MHz the racer id (bib number, sled number).

The receiver at the checkpoints would have a highly directional antenna perpendicular to the route. As a sled passed through the field, its bib number would be received, time-stamped, formated, and transmitted via APRS back to the operations center.

If I got fancy enough, I might "wake up" the sled unit when it was in range of the checkpoint. Filtering would be incorporated into the processing at receiver to capture only one report per sled at each check point.

This is to eliminate standing out all day in  near zero temperatures.

(All this is taking what a group in Tennessee did to the next level of integration.)

 

On 2/8/2017 7:51 PM, wb2osz@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob Harris wrote:

'> I've been thinking of implementing APRStt for sled dog races. To send
> the time each team passes a check point back to the race co-ordinators.
> I'd probably write it in C (since I have more experience with that
> language).

Are you familiar with this APRStt implementation?

·         APRStt Implementation Notes [ download ]

Very few hams have portable equipment for APRS but nearly everyone has a handheld radio that can send DTMF tones. APRStt allows a user, equipped with only DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone) generation capability, to enter information into the global APRS data network. This document explains how the APRStt concept was implemented in the Dire Wolf application.

 

--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."


Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH




Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

Jack Smith
 

Bob,

 

You’ve got me interested now.  Do you have info on the TN group’s implementation?

 

Jack KE4LWT

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:45 AM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 

 

Hi John,

Yes, I am familiar. My statement of implementing APRStt was not entirely accurate.

What I ponder is building a very weak transmitter (range under 50 feet) into a pill box with an Arduino (actually a Moteino). It would transmit on 915 MHz the racer id (bib number, sled number).

The receiver at the checkpoints would have a highly directional antenna perpendicular to the route. As a sled passed through the field, its bib number would be received, time-stamped, formated, and transmitted via APRS back to the operations center.

If I got fancy enough, I might "wake up" the sled unit when it was in range of the checkpoint. Filtering would be incorporated into the processing at receiver to capture only one report per sled at each check point.

This is to eliminate standing out all day in  near zero temperatures.

(All this is taking what a group in Tennessee did to the next level of integration.)

 

On 2/8/2017 7:51 PM, wb2osz@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob Harris wrote:

'> I've been thinking of implementing APRStt for sled dog races. To send
> the time each team passes a check point back to the race co-ordinators.
> I'd probably write it in C (since I have more experience with that
> language).

Are you familiar with this APRStt implementation?

·         APRStt Implementation Notes [ download ]

Very few hams have portable equipment for APRS but nearly everyone has a handheld radio that can send DTMF tones. APRStt allows a user, equipped with only DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone) generation capability, to enter information into the global APRS data network. This document explains how the APRStt concept was implemented in the Dire Wolf application.

 

--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."


Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

robt.harris
 

Hi John,

Yes, I am familiar. My statement of implementing APRStt was not entirely accurate.

What I ponder is building a very weak transmitter (range under 50 feet) into a pill box with an Arduino (actually a Moteino). It would transmit on 915 MHz the racer id (bib number, sled number).

The receiver at the checkpoints would have a highly directional antenna perpendicular to the route. As a sled passed through the field, its bib number would be received, time-stamped, formated, and transmitted via APRS back to the operations center.

If I got fancy enough, I might "wake up" the sled unit when it was in range of the checkpoint. Filtering would be incorporated into the processing at receiver to capture only one report per sled at each check point.

This is to eliminate standing out all day in  near zero temperatures.

(All this is taking what a group in Tennessee did to the next level of integration.)


On 2/8/2017 7:51 PM, wb2osz@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Bob Harris wrote:

'> I've been thinking of implementing APRStt for sled dog races. To send
> the time each team passes a check point back to the race co-ordinators.
> I'd probably write it in C (since I have more experience with that
> language).

Are you familiar with this APRStt implementation?

  • APRStt Implementation Notes [ download ]

    Very few hams have portable equipment for APRS but nearly everyone has a handheld radio that can send DTMF tones. APRStt allows a user, equipped with only DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone) generation capability, to enter information into the global APRS data network. This document explains how the APRStt concept was implemented in the Dire Wolf application.


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: Orlando Hamcation

Bill A <kc4jqh@...>
 

Hi Hope to see u there   we will be in the back building on the end near tailgate  look us up   kc4jqh and ni4m Mike and Bill 


73   Bill kc4jqh 



On Feb 7, 2017, at 10:46 AM, 'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

To those in the area,

I'm planning to go to the Orlando Hamcation this coming Saturday. Not 
sure of the hours, but it's likely to be most of the day.

If you'd like to put a face to the callsign, just look for KJ4ERJ-12 on 
your APRS display. I'm sure to be tracking (with 2 external battery 
packs to make sure I survive the day).

I may also have my D72 with me, but may not have it on the whole time.

And of course, my car (probably) will be beaconing KJ4ERJ-11 from its 
D700 so feel free to APRS-tag it with a note on the windshield. It's a 
1985 White Pontiac Parisienne with 2 antennas on the trunk and a KJ4ERJ 
license plate!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32



Re: Off topic - anyone used the Python APRS libraries

 

Bob Harris wrote:

'> I've been thinking of implementing APRStt for sled dog races. To send
> the time each team passes a check point back to the race co-ordinators.
> I'd probably write it in C (since I have more experience with that
> language).

Are you familiar with this APRStt implementation?
  • APRStt Implementation Notes [ download ]

    Very few hams have portable equipment for APRS but nearly everyone has a handheld radio that can send DTMF tones. APRStt allows a user, equipped with only DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone) generation capability, to enter information into the global APRS data network. This document explains how the APRStt concept was implemented in the Dire Wolf application.

  • APRStt Interface for SARTrack [ download ]

    This example illustrates how APRStt can be integrated with other applications such as SARTrack, APRSISCE/32, YAAC, or Xastir.


Re: A new observation prompts a new question

Randy Love
 

If the data were in error, I doubt that he would object.

However, the rest stops are double and triple checked prior to the event because they are based of the route instructions, which have to be printed days in advance.

Randy
WF5X


On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:00 PM, kb8uih88@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Randy,
Does Fred have someone moving his plotted rest stops and other objects around after he has driven the route and made the gpx file and located where the objects will be located?

Chris

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From: "Randy Love rlove31@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 21:59:41 +0000
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

Because some guy in a trailer at the command post may not be able to verify the location where the object needs to be.

See, this is where most people miss the concept that APRS is more than just mapping. It is situational awareness with input from all users, not just some guy in a trailer somewhere.

If the controller doesn't think the updated information is credible, he takes back ownership and puts the object back where it was. However, if the team at the actual location of the incident sees that the object is off, and they have the means with them to move it, they can.  The updated information goes out immediately and doesn't go through a delay to be updated by the controller.

Randy
WF5X


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM, kb8uih88@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Randy,

How many control ops are you going to have watching over this? Why do you want to have someone other than who is assigned to do this moving things around the map?


Chris

KB8UIH

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From: "Randy Love rlove31@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 21:26:30 +0000

Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

But, you see, that is the whole purpose of having APRS objects to have situational awareness.. ANYONE that has updated information on an object can take ownership of that object, change whatever is needed to keep the object CURRENT and then transmit that information.

That way, it is not reliant on the original owner always updating the object. If the original owner wants the object back, he adopts and can then either keep the amendment or put it back. 

APRSIS32 does not support the adoption and transfer of ownership of an object. As such, if an object is updated by someone other than the owner, and object can appear to jitter between old location/information and new location/information. 

Permanent objects may be an exception, since they are permanent and not expected to change. Just my option on this last bit, I could be wrong.

Randy
WF5X



On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:17 PM, kb8uih88@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Greg,

I certainly wouldn't want anyone else moving my objects around without my knowledge or permission. Objects usually have a tag as to who created them and that is who "owns" them until they are extinguished(timed out) or removed by their creator.


Chris

KB8UIH

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From: "Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 19:53:42 +0000
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

I thought that APRS allowed for anyone to take ownership of an object and move it around.  So, you can have one (or some) instance of APRSIS32 create them, but any user should be able to move them as needed.  Everyone will then get the update, as you note.

You might still want to have the responsibility for object management centralized, but I don't think it's a requirement of APRS.

Greg  KO6TH


'Fred Hillhouse' fmhillhouse@... [aprsisce] wrote:
The other option is to create the objects on one instance of APRSIS32 and transmit them. This way if there are any changes, everyone gets them and there is no syncing of files across a potential large group. For changing, the user only needs to move the object and everyone will get them on the next transmission.





Re: A new observation prompts a new question

kb8uih88@...
 

Randy,
Does Fred have someone moving his plotted rest stops and other objects around after he has driven the route and made the gpx file and located where the objects will be located?

Chris

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From: "Randy Love rlove31@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 21:59:41 +0000
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

Because some guy in a trailer at the command post may not be able to verify the location where the object needs to be.

See, this is where most people miss the concept that APRS is more than just mapping. It is situational awareness with input from all users, not just some guy in a trailer somewhere.

If the controller doesn't think the updated information is credible, he takes back ownership and puts the object back where it was. However, if the team at the actual location of the incident sees that the object is off, and they have the means with them to move it, they can.  The updated information goes out immediately and doesn't go through a delay to be updated by the controller.

Randy
WF5X


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM, kb8uih88@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Randy,

How many control ops are you going to have watching over this? Why do you want to have someone other than who is assigned to do this moving things around the map?


Chris

KB8UIH

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From: "Randy Love rlove31@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 21:26:30 +0000

Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

But, you see, that is the whole purpose of having APRS objects to have situational awareness.. ANYONE that has updated information on an object can take ownership of that object, change whatever is needed to keep the object CURRENT and then transmit that information.

That way, it is not reliant on the original owner always updating the object. If the original owner wants the object back, he adopts and can then either keep the amendment or put it back. 

APRSIS32 does not support the adoption and transfer of ownership of an object. As such, if an object is updated by someone other than the owner, and object can appear to jitter between old location/information and new location/information. 

Permanent objects may be an exception, since they are permanent and not expected to change. Just my option on this last bit, I could be wrong.

Randy
WF5X



On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 4:17 PM, kb8uih88@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Greg,

I certainly wouldn't want anyone else moving my objects around without my knowledge or permission. Objects usually have a tag as to who created them and that is who "owns" them until they are extinguished(timed out) or removed by their creator.


Chris

KB8UIH

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From: "Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce]"
To:
Cc:
Sent: 06-Feb-2017 19:53:42 +0000
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: A new observation prompts a new question

 

I thought that APRS allowed for anyone to take ownership of an object and move it around.  So, you can have one (or some) instance of APRSIS32 create them, but any user should be able to move them as needed.  Everyone will then get the update, as you note.

You might still want to have the responsibility for object management centralized, but I don't think it's a requirement of APRS.

Greg  KO6TH


'Fred Hillhouse' fmhillhouse@... [aprsisce] wrote:
The other option is to create the objects on one instance of APRSIS32 and transmit them. This way if there are any changes, everyone gets them and there is no syncing of files across a potential large group. For changing, the user only needs to move the object and everyone will get them on the next transmission.




Re: Bike Event Suggestion.

robt.harris
 

Nope. It is Civil Air Patrol that supplies the ride recovery vans. We put a ham in each of the four vans. A CAP person drives.


On 2/7/2017 5:31 PM, Randy Love rlove31@... [aprsisce] wrote:
So, I have to ask, what does CAP stand for?
I'm thinking that it isn't Civil Air Patrol.

--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH


Re: A new observation prompts a new question

Randy Love
 

SAG = Support And Guidance

That's the one that has been most used in the various events I've help with.

Randy
WF5X

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 3:36 PM, kc8sfq@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bob,
It's just an instance of APRSIS32 running on a laptop or tablet with a
screen. GPS-TNC-COMPUTER and a radio with portable power such as a battery
or cig lighter plug for the car.

73, Ron (KC8SFQ)> Ron,
>
> Please describe the "full featured unit with display" you will put with
> the coordinator.
>
> That might be a useful item for us to put with the Ultimate Coordinator
> (the Ultimate in the 100 mile ride on Friday through the back roads of
> Vermont). Unlike the Prouty Classic, the coordinator is on the road.
>
>
> On 2/7/2017 1:51 PM, kc8sfq@... [aprsisce] wrote:
>> We have enough APRS equipment to
>> track 2 or 3 of those, plus one full featured unit with display riding
>> with the SAG coordinator, and one at NCS
>
> --
> "The world of goodness is filled with fleas."
>
> Bob Harris
> Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
> Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
> Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
> Bath, NH
>



Re: Bike Event Suggestion.

Randy Love
 

So, I have to ask, what does CAP stand for?
I'm thinking that it isn't Civil Air Patrol.

Randy
WF5X

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 2:31 PM, Bob Harris knineudx@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

Whew! Someone else with similar terminology. I no longer feel like Oliver Twist. We call your "Chase Vehicles" "Rovers." Each Rover patrols the area between two SAGs; hence the tactical call sign might be "Rover1-2" for the ham going between SAG 1 and SAG 2. The duties of the Rovers is the same as what you describe for your Chase Vehicles.

We do not call 911 unless it elevates to an emergency (needing immediate medical attention). For intermediate injuries, the person is transported to a SAG where there is usually an EMT and then if necessary transferred to a EMS vehicle for transport to a hospital.

We have hams and APRS trackers in the CAP vans. Those vans provide transport back to the race headquarters.


On 2/7/2017 12:44 PM, 'Richard Small' rmsmall@... [aprsisce] wrote:

The term SAG seems to mean different concepts in different places. The rides for which I assist in communications SAG is a fixed location providing refreshment, Andy Gumps, rest and noise (band entertainment). Vehicles supporting the ride are Chase Vehicles and have limited facilities; water, first aid kit, tubes, pump and transport downed riders to SAG stops for bus transport. 911 is called for injuries requiring more than a simple bandage.

Different strokes for different folks.

 

WB6DIK, Dick


--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
Can MOTCH Katmai Henry David Thoreau UDX Bda UD (1992-2005)
Longmeadow Bradford Torrey CD (2001-2014)
Ch Silvercreek Gossip Girl
Bath, NH



Re: A new observation prompts a new question

kc8sfq
 

Hi Bob,
It's just an instance of APRSIS32 running on a laptop or tablet with a
screen. GPS-TNC-COMPUTER and a radio with portable power such as a battery
or cig lighter plug for the car.

73, Ron (KC8SFQ)> Ron,


Please describe the "full featured unit with display" you will put with
the coordinator.

That might be a useful item for us to put with the Ultimate Coordinator
(the Ultimate in the 100 mile ride on Friday through the back roads of
Vermont). Unlike the Prouty Classic, the coordinator is on the road.


On 2/7/2017 1:51 PM, kc8sfq@... [aprsisce] wrote:
We have enough APRS equipment to
track 2 or 3 of those, plus one full featured unit with display riding
with the SAG coordinator, and one at NCS
--
"The world of goodness is filled with fleas."

Bob Harris
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kc8sfq
 

Hi Bob,
I slugged my way through the overlay thing a while back. I finally, and
with the help of several kind folks here, was able to hammer it into my
head. I used it several times to pre-fetch map tiles for an upcoming road
trip. Just about the time I got it down cold, however, googly maps dropped
the mapping feature that allowed the first stage of that process.
Fortunately, the race director provided GPX files of the course, so I was
able to get those overlayed. I have not yet tried to do the .POS files.

73, Ron (KC8SFQ)
++++++++++++++++++

As coordinator of some Half-Marathons for our RACES group, I've used
APRISce/32 to help keep track of our bike rovers on the course over the
last few years. Recently, through the help of this forum, I've learned
how to insert a .gpx overlay file to show the course route (very helpful).
If you don't already have this set up, I've attached a document that
details how to create a course in a .gpx file then insert it into the
program.


In the document, I have used sportrouteplanner.com website to create
the .gpx file. This site was mentioned in another topic in this forum a
month or so ago. Others may have other recommendations for creating .gpx
routes.


Once I inserted the .gpx file into the APRSISCE/32, I then followed the
wiki (again, thanks for help from forum members on this topic) for
creating and inserting a .pos file to overlay on the map in order to show
stationary checkpoints on the course.


Hope this helps.
73
Bob
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