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  1. #1
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    Default Satellite Tracking

    We will have a satellite tracking unit aboard which will update every hour with lat, long, speed and heading (T). To watch our progress go to:
    http://www.globaltrack.com
    Username: YBWGuest
    Password: fnswymcf

    Once you've logged in, click on "+general" then click on "Mojomo"

    Thank you to Global Track, because they are providing this service to us for free.

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    Default hurrah for globaltrack

    er, just a minute - i think that is the same sort of thing what tome had to get working for loads of lorries - and that's why he couldn't come? He'll be flippin furious when he finds out you've got a free thingy to plonk into the cig lighter socket...

    Heyho

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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    Yep, this unit comes out of an ex-Col Gadaffi tank and was meant to go into a Trans-African delivery truck. Fortunately, GlobalTrack is run by an ex-army mate of mine and so he sent the unit my way on condition that I use it on Stingo so that they can use me as a test thingie while they get the maritime sector going. They're still working in the maritime interface, hence you can see all the roads, but hey ho, mid-pond both of our fans will still be able to see the important stuff. And if it stops reporting, the fans can assume that we've lost our electrics or sunk.

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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    ah right, better get a dual cigie lighter thing else it will mean i've unplugged it...

  5. #5
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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    Hey looks great, look forward to tracking your progress.

    Cheers

    Al.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    The unit needs a clear view of the sky and the power cable (I could lengthen it) is currently only 3 metres long

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Satellite Tracking

    So SWMBOs, the Guvment and all can track you, like we are resisting doing in our cars, harumph?
    It'll be pay by the mile sailing, and no, mister we are full no room on the pontoon, cos its that flippin great cat thingy blocking up the aisleway no thanks.
    Pandora's box mate, thats what this is.
    Anyway being a trans african truck unit, wont it get ambushed by desperados when you are least expecting it?
    'East Coast Pilot' at www.eastcoastpilot.com 4th Edition now available......

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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    can it look thru upward facing window? otherwise flippin drilling thru me patio doors!

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    Default Re: Satellite Tracking

    Dunno too much about the technical side of things, but I think it runs off Inmarsat-D technology, so it should be secure from Grabber Brown and Gadaffi's henchmen.

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    Default Re: hurrah for globaltrack

    [ QUOTE ]
    can it look thru upward facing window? otherwise flippin drilling thru me patio doors!

    [/ QUOTE ]
    AFAIK, it won't have a problem seeing through a window.

    Hold on, will go put it on the dashboard of my car. Back in 5 minutes

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