Discussion in 'On the Road' started by AC0GV, Aug 24, 2020.
I use it for road trips to let the XYL and friends know where I am.
I still run APRS in two vehicles and at home. Also APRS Droid when I'm away. KPC3+ also has the benefit of vehicle voltage and temperature telemetry - and at home it monitors my solar power.
Also, it never talks to me and gives me wrong directions...
Balloon launched from Iowa, been around once so far I think.
I noticed on a trip through the midwest a month ago that there wasn't much in the way of APRS, but as soon as I got back into the mountain west it came back. Not many hams left in the "flyover states" I guess. Or maybe they don't know what a TNC is.
I turned my Node repeater off, just last week.
The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the Air & On the daily
I see last heard 7-30-2021
Like any amateur radio system, it takes effort to maintain the infrastructure. That varies wildly by QTH. In NEPA we have a strong APRS infrastructure and it's fun to watch see what's going on.
On HF it can be fun too. Many people got a big kick of tracking my ship around the world. It's just another aspect of the hobby to enjoy or ignore, depending on your preference.