Can’t make the event? Watch the 2008 Prescott Rally from the web! Rally Car Tracking APRS

Once again, we are really excited to have our APRS tracker up and running for the Prescott Rally. This has the best native APRS coverage of any rally out west. What this means simply is: Friends, fans, and family can watch our progress in real time on the internet! Updates should be around every 5 minutes. The map interface is Google Maps, so it’s very easy to use and navigate. If you click on the dots on the tracked route you will be able to see the following:

KI6IUC-9 – Is my Amateur Radio call sign.
(The -9 is to indicate the rally car.)
Date and time in 24 hour UTC
speed in MPH, direction, altitude in feet
/Short message that will indicate our status.
[how that packet got to you]

Itinerary for the Prescott Rally 2008 Times are all PST
Thursday – October 2nd: Drive out from California to Phoenix, AZ (10:00AM – 7:00PM)
Friday – October 3rd: Reconnaissance (6:00AM – 10:00AM)
Friday – October 4th: Rally day one (4:00PM – 10:30PM)
Saturday – October 5th: Rally day two (8:00AM – 3:00PM)

Sunday – October 6th: Drive back to California (10:00AM – 7:00PM)

** Don’t miss Friday and Saturday, these are the days to watch. We will be in the rally car racing at speed on the roads around Prescott!
Times are LOCAL – Pacific Standard Time or GMT -7:00
This may help…

Live scores and results of the Prescott Rally will be available here!
Check out other APRS data from the Prescott area here! You should be able to see other rally cars, sweep vehicles, etc.

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3 Responses to Can’t make the event? Watch the 2008 Prescott Rally from the web!

  1. Kris says:

    Up and tracking!

  2. Kaiser says:

    Good luck this weekend Kris and Christine.

  3. Jason says:

    I’ve got photos and videos of the event up including several shots of that Neon (Thanks for representing us Neon drivers out there!)

    Video 1 is close up shots:

    Video 2 is overhead shots:

    And of course, there’s the photography:

    Feel free to comment on any of the photos or videos. I hope you enjoy them.

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