[VHFcontesting] Get A Grip!
k8jwt at ntelos.net
Thu Sep 5 23:03:51 EDT 2002
Along the lines of GPS/Rover ops. I was going to run a APRS tracker in the
rover so that my wife could track me/see where I was at.
However I was told by the ARRL contest sevtion that it would be considered
the same as packet assistance during a contest and would be disqualified
since others could see my location.
I had even setup a TX only tracker so that I couldn't/wouldn't see any
messages that was sent to my station.
NEW IDEA!!! Run the tracker when moving & shut it down when stopped. As I am
going to be a Stop & Shoot rover with beam antennas.
Wonder if this will still be found to be a "no-no"?
Jacob Tennant K8JWT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russ Pillsbury" <k2txb at dxcc.com>
To: <KA0TP at aol.com>; <kb1grs at joelweber.org>; <vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu>;
<VHFcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:24 PM
Subject: RE: [VHFcontesting] Get A Grip!
> Maybe having a GPS should be mandatory for all rovers (TIC). That way if
> you get stranded at the end of a dirt road at least you can tell the
> squad where to look for you. And as a side issue there would be no excuse
> for giving out the wrong grid square, and no problem with distance
> 73, Russ K2TXB
> *TIC=tounge in cheek
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu [mailto:owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu]On
> > Behalf Of KA0TP at aol.com
> > Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 8:26 PM
> > To: kb1grs at joelweber.org; vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu;
> > VHFcontesting at contesting.com
> > Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Get A Grip!
> > In a message dated 9/5/02 10:29:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > kb1grs at joelweber.org writes:
> > << Another thing to consider, if requiring participants to have a GPS is
> > undesireable, would be to allow five digit zip codes to be submitted,
> > and 6 digit grids could be estimated from that. People could still be
> > strongly encouraged to submit accurate 6 digit grid square where
> > they're available.
> > 73,
> > Joel
> > KB1GRS
> > >>
> > From the comfort of my home, here is a link to a map of the area
> > I plan on
> > operating from. Zip Codes? I'm luicky to know what County I'm in.
> > This clearly demonstrates why the VHF contest will NOT be equal
> > across the
> > country. Regional is as equal as we can make it.....
> > South Fork Mountain, 4800' elevation.
> > <A
> > TopoZone - The Web's Topographic Map</A>
> > http://topozone.com/map.asp?z=10&n=4993681&e=560182&s=200&u=2
> > Thomas D. Popp
> > KAØTP
> > Clackamas, Oregon - CN85qk
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