August 2008 Issue
Found From Space
GPS-based tracking technology can help loved ones follow your journeys.
A technology developed by ham radio operators, called automatic position reporting system (APRS), coupled with low-cost GPS receivers, a decent antenna and the World Wide Web, have made it possible to track light-aircraft flights without incurring access or subscription fees. Yes, youíll need to get a Technician license for radio operators, but thatís a minor obstacle if this system is something you want or need to use.
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