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The truck is all packed and ready to go; headed out in a few minutes. I will be beaconing APRS the whole way - follow us on the internet at:

Location of N5MUD-9 - Google Maps APRS

It should give our last reported position within 15 minutes or so, usually faster than that. We'll see how far I can get a beacon out after we get to southern Utah. The Woodsman will be on this trip also, we will meet him and four other (non-forum) 4WD trucks in Blanding. May give some short reports on the way from my iphone if I have time and signal.

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pretty cool is this a google/iphone only thing?

no, it should work on any web browser.


Very cool, how are you doing this?



Looks like you're going 60 mph on the highway, so I don't expect an immediate response.

2 Meter ham radio APRS. All you need is a 2M radio with a TNC (like a modem) and a GPS connected to it. The network to recieve the beacon transmits and relay them to the Internet is already set up, working, and growing.
 

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Very cool!!!

What equipment are you using? I am at the exact point of purchasing ham, GPS, CB etc for my vehicle. I will primarily be going all through the Rockies.

Thanks and cheers!!!


Eddie


I went the easy but expensive way to get APRS, bought the "plug 'n play" Kenwood TM-D710A radio and the AvMap G5 gps that is made to go with it. You can do it a lot cheaper if you're willing to put some components together.
 

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