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Any hams creating a geocache or event cache to correspond with field day? It would be a great way to introduce new folks to the hobby!

 

You could also claim bonus points towards the event - The public display bonus denotes sending in a copy of your brochures, pictures of your display or a VISITOR's LOG...This could be the Geocache logbook.

 

Post your ideas of a Field Day Geocache here!

 

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A man with a GPS knows where he is...A Man with two GPS's is never sure!

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Go to GCG8RH and you will find my event cache for field day called PSE QSL. I will be operating the 6 meter station using the club call W7VE Give me a call. 73 Dick, W7WT

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Go to GCG8RH and you will find my event cache for field day called PSE QSL. I will be operating the 6 meter station using the club call W7VE Give me a call. 73 Dick, W7WT


Hi Dick, you may get a kick out of this. I thought I'd remembered your call as W6WT. As a SWL, I've logged quite a few different hams on field day and figured that I would look to see if I had you there. Before doing that, I entered it at QRZ. Oops, that can't be right. You were born Feb. 12, 1903 and your lic. exp. in 2001. That's still remarkable, but I then entered W7WT. You'll be happy to know that is you. Your profile there is alot more interesting than the one at Geocaching.com. Btw, do you have any idea what freq. you'll be using on 6 meters? icon_biggrin.gif

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I don't feel that "50 plus Amateur Radio Operators, their families," ad nauseum are worthy of an Event Cache listing on Geocaching.com...

 

This above quote was courtesy of Jeremy Irish...one of the administrators of an organization that call themselves Geocachers...who has not been informed of APRS.

 

This so called "ad nauseum" is the predecessor of what we now enjoy as recreation...

using a GPS to identify and locate individuals, equipment etc. by means of satellite technology and radio communications...

 

Without this technology...by the way did I mention that the ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League) put up the first APRS (Automated Positioning Radio System) which incorporated GPS (Ground Positioning System) for it's primary operating system?

 

Be that it may 50 plus families is nothing compared to the other millions of individuals from all parts of the world that are Amateur radio operators...

 

If indeed we are the "search engine" for "our" Geocache Society... let us not limit ourselves on how we can inform others about it...stopping ourselves short of having going commercialized by advertising sponsors...but to take advantage of the opportunity.

 

Survey how many Geocachers are Amateur radio operators as well...now survey how many people that have not had the opportunity to be informed about Geocache.com and it's society who are Amateur radio operators...

 

Now AD NAUSEUM!!!...

 

By the way I had fun along with several other individuals at this event. Discussion of Geocaching was foremost the topic and even encited a few other people, not only amateurs,

into Geocaching. We also used the GPS to set up various azimuths for antennae direction. It is really unfortunate that a prior posting of mine had been deleted overnight. It was a very cordial and sincere posting informing the people who dedicate their time and expertise to make Geocaching for what it is known today. If you are going to delete this message, then delete all the messages in this topic...

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I've been an Amateur Radio operator for a short while now and have been a Geocacher for an even shorter time. I was thinking of making a Field Day geocache and placing it somewhere on our Field Day site. Unfortunately school kept me busy as well as setting up for Field Day so I was unable to go through with the idea. Next year I will definitely get the cache going as I never knew about this forum until now. If only I came here before field day...

 

Anyways off-topic: How did you do in the competition? I was operating all day and all night for VECTOR (Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization) which was a 2A BC station. I don't recall making a contact with your station but perhaps someone else on the team did. What class did you compete in and where were you operating from? We were set up at QE Park near the tennis courts.

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