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Old 03-05-2008, 04:39 PM
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Just gotta remember that thing is runnin'...and be on my best behavior.
Yep... I recently noticed some other guy with APRS who was circling his house (well I assume his house), but nonetheless, a residential area in a very congested area at 900' AGL. Personally I don't really care, but someday, some airplane hater will complain to the FAA, who will in turn use his APRS to justify an enforcement action. It would be areal kick in the rear to get jammed up off your own tracker!!!

On a side note, I only harrased you today out of jealousy! Mine is almost done, but haven't taken the test yet so I have to live through your glory for today.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:01 PM
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Yep... I recently noticed some other guy with APRS who was circling his house (well I assume his house), but nonetheless, a residential area in a very congested area at 900' AGL. Personally I don't really care, but someday, some airplane hater will complain to the FAA, who will in turn use his APRS to justify an enforcement action. It would be areal kick in the rear to get jammed up off your own tracker!!!

On a side note, I only harrased you today out of jealousy! Mine is almost done, but haven't taken the test yet so I have to live through your glory for today.
Maybe the trackers will make better pilots of us, nothing like knowing the whole world is watching your airmanship to keep you sharp (and legal)!!

Hope your tracker works well for you. You can blame Pete for coming up with the idea of sky-writing.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:28 PM
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Ya see Travis, GPS altitude and altimeter altitude are often not the same. I know I was legal, as far as you know.......
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:36 PM
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Ya see Travis, GPS altitude and altimeter altitude are often not the same. I know I was legal, as far as you know.......
Yeah, GPS altitude is notorious for being grossly inaccurate.......
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:47 PM
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Shoulda kept this tracker stuff to myself.....
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:56 PM
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I'm not puttin' one of these big brothers in my plane, no sir!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:11 PM
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Ya see Travis, GPS altitude and altimeter altitude are often not the same. I know I was legal, as far as you know.......
As long as you have the perseverence to maintain that story. But I'm thinking the hot lamp and the phone book will have you screamin a different story. But thats only assumin you did something wrong since I wasn't talking about you in the earlier post.

Hahahaha... Must be the guilty conscience...

I guess you just have to plan your bad acts out in advance and turn off the nav lights when you might be flirting with the regs a little!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:46 PM
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This is easy! Don't put your N-Number on the APRS Id tag. Quite certain Feds don't cross-reference FCC database.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:17 AM
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Yeah, GPS altitude is notorious for being grossly inaccurate.......
Actually, an error of a hundred feet or more in altitude is not very uncommon with some of the less expensive GPS units that are not WAAS enabled.

I kinda doubt that the inexpensive puck GPS that's commonly used is really that accurate when it comes to altitude reporting. I used to see altitude errors of up to 300' with my old GPS90 unit.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:15 AM
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I'll have to dig out my ham license and see if it has lapsed. Looks like a fun project.

Edit: Found it and am good until 2012

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