[amsat-bb] Re: Tracking Friends at Dayton..

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed May 13 16:55:37 PDT 2009

On Wed, 13 May 2009 16:43:56 -0400, "Robert Bruninga"
<bruninga at usna.edu> said:
> This year you can use your DTMF HT to report where you are
> hanging out at the Hamvention to about 120 feet just by sending
> two digits for your XY coordinate.


If I were going to be there, I'm going to say via that same HT... 

"I'm standing in front of the Brautwurst stand." 

Faster than looking myself up on an arbitrary map, punching digits,
hoping my friend has the map... 

Cool idea, but not sure what problem it's a solution for?  I guess if I
broke my mic?

Plus, 120' often isn't high enough "resolution". I've stood one stall
away from someone in the flea market looking for them before.  :-)

Oh well, don't mean to be nitpicky -- have fun at Dayton, all.  Even
this would be "fun" I guess... I don't know... that's stretching it a

FUN... is finding the repeater or other project parts you need... and
knowing you have a way to get them home! (GRIN)

Nate WY0X
  Nate Duehr
  nate at natetech.com

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