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You can track our progress to Notacon tomorrow. (And likely *from* Notacon on Sunday)
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I'm still working out the bugs but we should have a working APRS setup for the trip. Awesome!

For those who don't know, APRS stands for Amateur (Radio) Position Reporting System. My car will have a 50 watt transmitter strapped to a computer, and via the computer, a GPS. This will send out a data burst at 144.39 Mhz every few minutes, including speed and bearing. Very awesome stuff.


And as the map clearly says:
NOT TO BE USED FOR LIFE SUPPORT PURPOSES

Whatever that means.

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thegreatdoogie
Apr. 27th, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
NOT TO BE USED FOR LIFE SUPPORT PURPOSES

He's going into cardiac arrest!! QUICK - bring the GPS!

:-P
melstav
Apr. 27th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
In other words, if you use the map to have EMS sent to where you are, and it turns out that you aren't where the map says you are, it's not their fault.
noweb4u
Apr. 27th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
hey is this 911? do you have internets?


you don't?


FUCK

*dies*
niteshad
Apr. 27th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
If I read the map correctly, you're still in the Metro Detroit as I type this. I think something is messed up in your APRS/GPS setup.
thegreatdoogie
Apr. 29th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
well that would explain why the ambulance was sent to the wrong location then.
noweb4u
Apr. 29th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
The image i included was static. I thought it was dynamically generated. Eep.
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