[aprssig] FW: Follow USNA STORM CHASERS_SWIFT 2011

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu May 12 13:43:56 EDT 2011

Personal opinion: If you've got a spare, self-contained tracking 
solution, why not have them drop it in the car regardless of anything 
else? Set it up with a known callsign, publish it here (yes, I'd like to 
track from here) and see how it works out? If I were doing it blind, I'd 
use the recommended "WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2" for being away from population 
centers. If they get coverage, we get tracks. If they don't get 
coverage, we'll be able to map the holes.

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

PS. And if you have an APO-3 auto-power-off, you can make it completely 
automatic. They start their car, it powers up. They turn off the car, it 
turns off after 10 or 20 minutes. Turnkey APRS.

On 5/12/2011 1:10 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> APRS WX guys???
> I got this email from some students headed out to Oklahoma to chase storms.
> They refer to some tracking capabilities.  Does any of this use APRS?
> Should I loan them a D700 for their mobile?  Maybe there are not enough
> digipeaters in those flatlands to be tracked on APRS?  Tell me ASAP, since
> they leave in 4 hours...  Bob, WB4APR
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:02 PM
> Subject: Follow USNA STORM CHASERS_SWIFT 2011
> ... and by next MON (16MAY) we will be in chase mode, positioning ourselves
> in the best location to observe severe weather.  ...our students have setup
> up multiple ways to keep track of what we are up to:
> - Follow us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/swiftusna/
> - Follow us on Facebook:
> http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_119713084725208
> - The Spotter Network:  http://www.spotternetwork.org/google.php
> - FO exact location at http://www.instamapper.com/ext?key=359155998941396614
> - LIVE Streaming video up at http://www.severestudios.com/livechase
> Also, please share the above information with EVERYONE you think will be
> interested in following.  Especially if you know anyone with points of
> contacts in the Midwest.  We would love to meet up with some of our
> followers “in the field”.

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