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Re: WD9EWK's travels (17-23 July)

I offer this as a helpful suggestion, for those that may not be aware of the potential...

> On Thursday (17 July), I begin a week-long road trip...
> These plans, other than the hamfest, are tentative 
> and subject to change without warning.

A great way to keep everyone informed of such adventures and events is to use an APRS or DSTAR radio, or any of the low-cost under $40 APRS interfaces to an existing radio so others can see where you are in real time on your own APRS web page:  http://map.findu.com/WD9EWK*

> I don't know which grids I will get to..

And of course, these APRS radios display your grid automatically on the front panel.

> The ... Hamfest is a two-day event...

You can see all the upcoming hamfest APRS objects when you are in range or on a similar web page: http://map.findu.com/HFEST* .  And since you can also see them on your APRS radio and GPS map, then it makes it easy to just navigate right to them.  

> While on the road, I will try to post 
> updates to my travel plans.

>From the TTpad of any APRS radio, you can send an email by text messaging.  Don't even need to be in range of any wireless.  Just within 2m range of APRS anywhere in the country on 144.39.

Very handy for special operating events especially if one is moving or changing plans, or doing grids, etc

Dont want to come off as an advertisement, but APRS can be very handy as a tool in support of many aspects of Ham radio.  

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