[aprssig] parked cars

Nick Kotch nkotch at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 16 14:22:08 EDT 2005

Actually, I use a standalone KPC3+/GPS tracker and from what I understand if
you set the LT buffers to CLEAR after they are transmit... I think it's
using something like the BLT 00:05:00 CLEAR command or something similar...
then once the GPS is turned off and it transmits that last position in the
buffer, then the buffer is cleared and it no longer transmits.  

So assuming you can just turn off the GPS then the feature is already in the


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Scott Miller
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:09 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] parked cars

Well, there's your problem.  Hmm, maybe I need some sort of competitive 
trade-in thing - maybe a discount on an OpenTracker if you promise to not 
use your KPC-3+ as a mobile tracker anymore?  =]


(Back in the States but still jetlagged...)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] parked cars

> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Scott Miller wrote:
>> > day...  A car with a GPS turned off and a tracker left on will beacon
>> > the same position all day long.  Since it would make the same packet
>> Which trackers do that?  I think the TT3 lets you transmit only when it's
>> got a valid position, and that's the default behavior in the OpenTracker.
>> SmartBeaconing will also knock the beacon rate way down if it's 
>> configured
>> right.  The OpenTracker will also let you switch profiles based on speed.
> Dumb TNC's sending NMEA strings.
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