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Old 07-12-2013, 03:46 PM
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Others use this system, but until Torsten told me about it I was not aware it existed. This handful is actually a transmitter and gps, that "calls earth" every little bit and tells it where you are! Sure YOU know where you are, but your wife or someone else just may want to track your wanderings around the earth. This is extremely small and light, and is going to be installed in my plane. Anyone with a computer can check on your status, here is one link that allows you to do that: http://www.mail2600.com/cgi-bin/everyone.cgi You have to pass a small test to get a ham license, no big deal though.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to the world of APRS !

If you've not perused it yet, there's a dedicated VAF section with lots of info ...

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...play.php?f=104
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:26 PM
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Discretely located, could it also function as a LoJack, if it was wired in to master power source?
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:13 PM
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I like how you think. Guess I'll have to take the appropriate license in order to up grade my aircraft. Thanks very much.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:16 PM
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Great thought, since mine will be hardwired in, I will have an easy time tracking someone that steals it!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:21 PM
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I guess it is ok to say that I got it at this place: http://www.byonics.com/mt-rtg
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:37 PM
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Here's a lot easier way - if you have Skyview, with the Mode S transponder - just go to Flight Radar 24:

http://www.flightradar24.com/1

and track your flight - I do it all the time!



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Old 07-12-2013, 07:00 PM
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Others use this system, but until Torsten told me about it I was not aware it existed. This handful is actually a transmitter and gps, that "calls earth" every little bit and tells it where you are! Sure YOU know where you are, but your wife or someone else just may want to track your wanderings around the earth. This is extremely small and light, and is going to be installed in my plane. Anyone with a computer can check on your status, here is one link that allows you to do that: http://www.mail2600.com/cgi-bin/everyone.cgi You have to pass a small test to get a ham license, no big deal though.
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I haven't used my ham equipment since the early 90s, so I'm sure my license has expired. Does the license have to be current to have this tracker?

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I haven't used my ham equipment since the early 90s, so I'm sure my license has expired. Does the license have to be current to have this tracker?

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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Jerry, a current technician class amateur radio license is required. You could either get your old license reinstated or taking the new written (no code) license is pretty easy.

I'm still waiting for one of you fathers to pipe up with the plan to hide one of theses in your teenagers' car
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