Monday, December 15, 2008


[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

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."