[aprssig] Solar Eclipse Reservations 2017 APRS

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Jun 24 12:32:57 EDT 2016

Reservations are for suckers. Imaging being stuck in a place under cloudy skies!

I signed up for a volunteer job that ends the week before (and actually is the first place in the country to see it), but rather than trust this to Oregon coastal weather I'll be on the road and able to drive to where the best weather is expected. I may end up with the RV parked by the side of the road for the night before and after, but I expect there will be a lot of that along the center of the path of totality!

Steve K4HG

> On Jun 23, 2016, at 8:16 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> APRS operators:
> If you plan on going to a special place between Oregon to South Carolina along the line of Solar Eclipse TOTALITY, better make your reservations now. (21 Aug 2017).
> I just tried a few cabins and resorts in west kentucky and they were all booked.  So I gave up and called up my sister in North Georgia and said "Family reunion at your place next August 21, 2017!
> A once in a lifetime opportunity.
> On APRS we are probably going to encourage people to post ECLIPSE objects when they are at totality so everyone can see it move across the country in real time on their APRS radios.  Also, we can use either the ANSERVER or CQSERVER to blog about it on the air in real time...
> DX'ers will probably be out in force too..
> Bob, WB4APR
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