Before we get onto that, tune into ABC Regional Radio (Renmark SA) on 1062AM on Monday 29th (Feb) at around 10:30am, I will be having a talk about the trip.
A few years ago, a friend who was spending the day as land crew for another Marathon Paddler said:
Any Sport is Fun with Telemetry
When we are out and about paddling down the Murray, both Brad any myself will be running SPOT satellite trackers.
What this means is that every 5 or 10 minutes, we will send a GPS “SPOT” to a satellite and that SPOT will appear on a web page – in near real time. My SPOT subscription allows me to do 10 minute updates and Brad’s Subscription is configured for 5 Minute updates.
I have been using my SPOT while out on training Paddles on Westlakes and my public page can be found at Bob’s Border2Beach The real-time data is available for 7 days.
Once we get going you can also Track Brad at his Page – Brad’s Border2Beach
As an extra, with the SPOT we can also configure real-time email alerts and that means when we are out and about, we can hit a button on the SPOT and it sends a short email to pre-configured email addresses along with a link to the page.
I have put together a mailing list – which you can subscribe to. The list is a notification -only list – and subscribers will get an email whenever I push the OK button on my SPOT Tracker
Subscribe to the Border2Beach SPOT mailing list.
* Note, at the completion of our adventure, the mailing list will be deleted.
I will also have with me my APRS tracker and whenever there is coverage, simply check my Tracker page for updates. We will be running a portable Internet Gateway from the car, so we are likely to have at least some APRS coverage wherever we have Internet coverage from the cars.