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Old 01-15-2012, 03:27 PM
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Default Interesting track

While watching APRS TV I noticed interesting track

Originated in Los Angeles landed at Logan of Boston. It could be a big guy. Where is the antenna located?
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:28 PM
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This looks like a smartphone app rather than a ham radio link. I use an Android app when I'm hiking or mountain climbing. I believe they usually report ham radio call sign with a -1 or other suffix appended to the call sign.

More than likely a passenger with their phone turned on. They might be a candidate for the Darwin award!

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default It's the pilot!

If the URL gets chopped just google KA1GJU
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:44 PM
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Checking his call sign, it looks like it is a 2 meter APRS signal.

He's using his VHF radio.

Last edited by mtnclimber : 01-15-2012 at 05:47 PM. Reason: Using aircraft radio.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:55 PM
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This is too funny! I check all the stations under that call and looked at some of the locations. The more I saw the more I figured I had to have know the person. Sure enough, he spends time at Hampton Airfield (7B3) regularly and would setup an an advisory "tower" on days the airfield had big events with lots of expected airplanes. He's a hoot!
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