Monday, December 15, 2008

APRS-XO

[acidfree:173 align=left]WB4APR posted to AMSAT-BB news about APRS-XO, an Activity written by KG4GJY that provides an APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) implementation on the OLPC laptop.

I got the owner of our XO to agree to install it and we managed very easily. Sending took some passcode research, but once that was done N1AIA appeared on findu.com.

It's a start, but I'd rather use RF than the Internet for future position reports.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

She's got a point there

What's Margie Boulé got to say about letterboxing in the December 2 Oregonian?

To hear or read about the hobby of letterboxing might make it seem odd, or pathetic.


Yes, she's got a point there. But she goes on to compare the experience to "the excitement pirates must have felt following a treasure map."