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Forum: APRS Tracking 03-08-2008, 08:53 PM
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Posted By petehowell
Smile Pretty Easy

Hi Jeff,

I just took about 10-15 practice tests online and then went to sit for the exam. You are right, a lot is common sense and you don't need to get a perfect score.

Here is a link to...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Squeaker

You are correct, sir!! - a squeaker - that's the ticket - :cool:

Actually, low level tracker coverage is not good at CBG - that serves to protect ham-fisted PIC's.............I really like CBG just...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
%^&^%$# Cold!!

Hey Sam,

Alex P and I were up for a while. I am re-rigging the flaps in the quest for a knot or two.

I was actually at 9100 ft by local altimeter - wonder if this GPS reads a bit low.....
...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
ill take it

Please send it to me. I can install this weekend. Thanks Allen.
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Talking Darn

Shoulda kept this tracker stuff to myself.....:rolleyes:
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Calling Kevin Horton!!!

Ya see Travis, GPS altitude and altimeter altitude are often not the same. I know I was legal, as far as you know.......:cool:
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-05-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Sam is Trackin'!!

Just seen on the web. Our own Sam B tracked Live!

http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/44194/2003138757821884442_rs.jpg
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-03-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Hi Allen

I'll chime in. Most of our radios use BNC conncectors, so those are more familiar and might be in the spare parts box. The on-board regulator would be very nice as well.

Not sure on the remote...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-26-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
8 watt Micro Track Power

Just a reminder for those that will be going with the hi-power MicroTrak 8000. This unit is fussier about power and can't be hooked up directly to ships power per Michael Crowder's post # 4 above. ...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-26-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Ham License Prep Book

Hank Avent sent me the following note, always good to save a few bux:

Thanks for all your help answering my questions. I want to mention that you can let folks know on the VAF website that they can...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-24-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Unibit and razor

As Sam said, trim the case, unibit a hole for the ant connector, and use a razor to cut out for the DB-9. The db-9 will need to have the ears ground off to fit inside the case. The endcap plastic...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-22-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Sure Thing

This file works for me:

http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/45406/2000746599171202300_rs.jpg

Look for me and the younger daughter (my best aviator) on the way to Nana's for lunch tomorrow. ...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-19-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
HAM test locations

Hello,

I have been getting lots of questions on where to take your HAM Exam. Here is a quick way to find out:

http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml

If you can build a plane, you can pass...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Chili at Aitkin!

Hi Sam,

Snow plowing was a bit better left of the centerline:D

There was fun headwind on the way back, but up at 3500ft is was pretty smooth. Alex P was down lower and had less wind in the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-15-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Sam Coverage

Sam,

Looks like you should have decent coverage near Athens. I was able to hit repeaters 60-130 miles out from 4000ftAGL. Here is a map of some of the repeaters in your area.

Proof will be in...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-15-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
North Dakota

Hi Paige,

I wondered about the Dakotas. When we flew over to go to Montana last year, there is a whole lot of nothing but beautiful land out there. We might need to fund some remote...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-15-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Brian Wizards

The brain wizards that came up with APRS also provided for something called "smart beaconing". It senses when you are turning from GPS data and sends out a position report. You control the turn...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-14-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Thanks Noah

Yes, I did mean Milliamps - this thing will run for a few days off a 9v battery.

I just added nav lights/tracker to my startup checklist -the LED draw very little and more lights on is never a bad...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-13-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Don't Know....

Hi Mannan,

I was worried about polarization, but I was hitting digis 100 mi + out with 300mw. I don't think I'll mess with it just yet, but it might be a good idea.

I'll fly a bit with it and...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-13-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
www.byonics.com

They can set you up.http://www.byonics.com/microtrak/
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-13-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Range and coverage will vary

Hi Larry,

In the flat hinterlands, coverage should be pretty good, especially if you are flying high. As you get into the mountains, it will be less. As Michael indicated, they make a hi-power...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-12-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 57,409
Posted By petehowell
Airplane Tracker

I have always wanted a gizmo that would allow people to track me realtime while flying. The Spot gizmo that dr has is really cool, but those of you who know me, know that I am homebrew kinda guy....
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