Tuesday, June 24, 2008

News from Gary Stratton our SCM in the LA news sumary....

Maybe not really news but a Great tip on using POI (Points of Intrests) files with your automotive GPS device

I never realized there were customizable POI file for my Garmin until I read the most recent ARRL section report News from Gary

Gary has updated all our state repeater info in this POI file
so if your traveling across the state you can now have your gps let you know which repeater your near

This is a great feature built-in to most GPS units
more info from http://www.poi-factory.com/

The following is direct clip from Gary...................
For those with Garmin GPS's, I've updated the Louisiana Repeater
information in accordance with the LA Council's list, in the POI (Point
of Interest) files available on http://www.poi-factory.com. This site
is free and the file is free to download. It allows you to upload the
POI file into a Garmin GPS, and will notify you of the repeaters in the
area based on you current location. It gives the callsign, frequency
and PL tone of each repeater near you. I've edited the original file,
corrected callsigns, frequencies and tones, and removed those not
listed in the LCARC database.

Additionally, for those users with Kenwood TM-V71A and TM-D710's, I've
taken that file and converted into the Kenwood HMK file format for
uploading into the radio. Information about that is available from
Kenwood's site, and the file is located on the Kenwood Yahoo Group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TM-D710_TM-V71/ Its also a free file,
available to anyone who joins the Kenwood group.


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Gary Thanks again

Saturday, June 21, 2008

ARRL Field Day June 28-29, 2008

ARRL Field Day is June 28-29, 2008. Come join in the fun with SARA and the Sundown DX Association at the boat launch on the Bossier Parkway.