[aprssig] APRS in daily use

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sun Feb 20 21:24:41 EST 2011

My wife and I both have Tracker2 trackers with Nuvi350 interfaces in our 
vehicles.  Sometimes when we're both out and about, we'll spot each 
other on the Nuvi screen and send a quick APRS message to meet for 
dinner.  We'd never bother to call because we're never sure of the 
timing of the other, but with the instant visibility to motion and 
proximity, we know the opportunity is there.

I've also received APRS messages on the Nuvi with the typical "can you 
bring a loaf of bread home" and have sent the same as I saw her van 
driving into the store.  Again, if I didn't know she was going to Sam's 
Club, I wouldn't have thought to ask her for the case of Green Tea, but 
when I see her on approach, I remember to ask.

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

On 2/20/2011 8:18 PM, William McKeehan wrote:
> In East Tennessee, we have found APRS to be very valuable for special events,
> but the interest and activity drops off dramatically between those events.
> We have a weekly voice net on which we discuss APRS; I'd like to present some
> suggestions there about how APRS can bring value to your every day life.
> I'm struggling to identify the things for which APRS is ideal for every day
> life, so I turn to this group for ideas.
> Do you use APRS daily? Why? How do you use it and what value do you get from it?
> Thanks!

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