* 1+1=3 = Successfully in progress
* At work, we're going gangbusters. It's really a blessing to work somewhere where I know there's a job waiting for me in the morning every day. I wish I could hire all of you. 🙂 (well, maybe not ALL of you, heh)
* My APRS IGate is running strong. I just got a bunch of copper pipe to make a jpole for the dedicated igate hardware so I can return my expensive ham radio to normal use rather than a really, really nice 2 meter radio. 🙂
* My car sucks but still works just fine. My TM-D700A is working great with the new power supply for the GPS that Dan M sent me last year and I finally hacked in the last month.
* I finally got the tiles i tore off the ceiling in the basement the day we moved in cleaned up. That was harder work than it looked, and required a respirator due to all the dust. It only took 2.5 years. Go me! Yay!
* I finally got the Tripplite RMA back. Thanks to Becky for finally shipping the goddamn thing out for me, after 6 months of me procrastinating. Thanks also to Tripplite for being pretty chill about the fact I RMAed a product, and took 6 months to ship the damn thing.
* It's been a great run recently. I'm hoping desperately it continues.
Summer's coming up guys – we should have a cookout or some shit. Am I right?
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Definitely a cookout. Also, I'm planning on a mass trip to Island Lake in the spring after turkey season and before the weather gets hot. I have plenty of high-power rifles to sight in.
hey, is APRS just normal packet or do ya need a special TNC to receive it? Lookin' at cheap options for mobil receive and display station for volunteer SAR.
You can use a KISS TNC (1200 baud AFSK) and a program on a computer, or you can use a specialty device like the Kenwood TM-D700A which has two VFOs, a special APRS mode, and an integrated TNC. It can then output positions of other units over NMEA as waypoints, or you can scroll through them on the display.
coolness! Thank you!
In fact, I'm running an igate using the linux soundcard TNC, so the sky is really the limit here.