[aprssig] Argent Data Systems

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Sep 6 17:17:02 EDT 2018

Yeah, I had data for a little bit on Saturday (before gate opening) and 
then even SMS was unreliable up until the event ended.  John's been here 
filling orders for existing stuff and I'll be back to debugging as soon 
as I'm through my email backlog.

I wish I'd put a tracker on my bike, because it got stolen about 10 
minutes in to the first day when my son borrowed it.  Not a big loss, I 
paid $20 for it and got 8 years of use out of it.  I was mostly driving 
anyway.  I had an experimental T4 prototype with an integrated 
transceiver on the art car last year but didn't have time to get it 
running.  This time I just added some more LEDs and a misting system but 
couldn't justify taking much time away from product development and 
debugging.  When I'm not out in the desert, I'm typically in the shop 
about 80 hours a week.

I did have a T4 (N1VG-6) on my truck for the drive out and back and it 
did fine, but the lock-up problem seems to be related to the network 
features.  And now our UV printer is down and I need to get it fixed to 
get end panels going again, or outsource those.

So far (9 years in a row) I've always been camped in the Fandango! 
village and our address is always listed on the back cover of the 
what-when-where guide.  We've got a 24-hour bar and you can ask for me 
there.  Usually we have anywhere from 2-4 Argent employees there.  You 
can also keep an eye out for the Electric Toadstool car 
(https://youtu.be/fhAGIcs4fsg), which has been my ride since last year.  
I may not be ON the car when it's out driving around, but if it's 
scooting around unmanned you can hop on and it'll probably bring you to 
me.  ;)


On 9/5/2018 10:03 AM, John Gorkos wrote:
> I can confirm data in and out of Black Rock City was impossible, or
> nearly so.  I just got back from 13 days out there.  Wish I'd known
> Scott was there, I'm sure I could have found him among the 70,000 dirty
> hippies  :)  He probably had a tracker on his bike...
> On the up-side, once he gets the dust washed off, he'll probably be more
> creative and inspired to wrap up the Tracker4.
> On 9/4/18 08:14, Curt, WE7U wrote:
>> On Tue, 4 Sep 2018, Steve Dimse wrote:
>>> Anyone heard anything from Scott Miller at Argent in the last couple
>>> weeks?
>> He was off at Burning Man.
>> I've pre-ordered a Tracker4 as well, anxiously awaiting it.
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