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Possibility to qualify an attend to an event via APRS

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Hi all!

 

On the 88th Finnish Independence day 6th Dec between 12:00-15:00 UTC it'll be possible to qualify a found for the Iron Wheels event should you manage to:

  1. Send an APRS message to the event tram and get the »ok to log» message back and
  2. Attach a couple of screenshots of the trail from your favourite APRS mapping program (Xastir etc) without any copyrighted map data background.

 

The actual call sign used is unknown right now. It may be my own, OH2LNA, or some clubs vanity call. That remains to be seen. More information of that at a later time.

 

73!

Solarflare

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Hi all!

 

On the 88th Finnish Independence day 6th Dec between 12:00-15:00 UTC it'll be possible to qualify a found for the Iron Wheels event should you manage to:

  1. Send an APRS message to the event tram and get the »ok to log» message back and
  2. Attach a couple of screenshots of the trail from your favourite APRS mapping program (Xastir etc) without any copyrighted map data background.

The actual call sign used is unknown right now. It may be my own, OH2LNA, or some clubs vanity call. That remains to be seen. More information of that at a later time.

 

73!

Solarflare

 

Uhm, thanks, but no thanks.

Why would I want to log a find on an event I didn't actually attend? That's like logging a find on a cache I've never even seen. It might technically be possible to do so; but it isn't right.

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Why would I want to log a find on an event I didn't actually attend? That's like logging a find on a cache I've never even seen. It might technically be possible to do so; but it isn't right.

Well, I admit that discovering an event in the computer screen that's actually moving and having a QSO to it doesn't sound too puritanian interpretation of the term attending. On the other hand, if and only if geocaching isn't a competition, why not?

 

If this hobby is all about competing against others, then I'm of course admittably wrong.

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