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Archive for April 18th, 2012

Wouxun KG-UV3D GPS Interface: First Ride

That circuit works pretty well for APRS tracking, I’d say, based on a 23 mile out-and-back ride over the Walkway:

KE4ZNU - Wouxun KG-UV3D - first ride

KE4ZNU - Wouxun KG-UV3D - first ride

Had I gone further westward along Rt 299, however, the track would end: the bluffs on the east side of the Wallkill River Valley block much of the RF and Illinois Mountain (just to the west of Poughkeepsie) finishes the job. Evidently, nobody runs an APRS iGate or digipeater anywhere within sight of New Paltz…

FWIW, the Walkway’s hand-scrawled notice boards now entreat “Bicyclists: ride SLOW and YIELD to pedestrians.” OK, fair enough, but how about equal time: “WALKERS: keep RIGHT, remove earbuds, and PAY ATTENTION”. It’s amazing how four people can block nearly the entire width of a 25 foot path, then look startled after not hearing a bicycle bell that’s been dinging steadily for 15 seconds…

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