Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Disabling Transponders

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    97

    Default Disabling Transponders

    This is a message for any of the finished LongPac racers using the transponders on their boats. Could you take the transponder and put it in a metal box until the trophy meeting? This will save a few bucks and the transponders won't be tracking wherever they go over the next couple weeks before the trophy meeting.

    It should be sufficient to flip the transponder over or block the top of the unit with something metal to prevent the signal from reaching the satellite. I'll give people a call to let them know if they don't read this message.
    Last edited by Matt; 08-02-2009 at 01:25 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    395

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    Could you take the transponder and put it in a metal box until the trophy meeting?
    I put mine in its box, upside down, in the oven - that should work. I hope I remember to pop it out of the oven before baking cookies...

    Thanks, Matt!

    - rob

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    37.205346,-121.963398
    Posts
    692

    Default disable transponder

    Yikes....mine is sitting exposed in Richmond, 70 miles away. Is it a big deal if it runs another 6 days ?

    Brian

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    37.205346,-121.963398
    Posts
    692

    Default Tracking data....can we make it public for analysis ?

    Hello Tinker,

    Would it be possible to get a file of the raw captured data ? It would be interesting to play with the data for analysis purposes.

    Thanks,

    Brian

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    395

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    Yikes....mine is sitting exposed in Richmond, 70 miles away. Is it a big deal if it runs another 6 days ?

    Brian
    Hi Brian -

    Matt told me the data transmission costs are 10 cents eaches, so the transponder on Red Sky is costing the club $1.20 per day as it keeps transmitting every two hours.

    Is there anyone you know near the boat that could go on board and turn the unit over so it's face down?

    - rob

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    29

    Default

    My shop is in Brickyard Cove and my boat's ay Richmond YC, I'm there every day. What's the slip # and where's the transponder?
    Tom Krase, Constellation 510-234-4400

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    395

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cover Craft View Post
    My shop is in Brickyard Cove and my boat's ay Richmond YC, I'm there every day. What's the slip # and where's the transponder?
    Tom Krase, Constellation 510-234-4400
    Most likely the one with all the dots on it!

    - rob

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Ah, that would be F-30. I took the liberty of wrapping the transponder in aluminum foil at 0830 Wednesday, hope that will stop it.
    The transponder was beeping (I didn't know it could do that) when I got there, glad I wasn't in the next slip. Beeping stopped as soon as I started wrapping. Curious to know what causes it to start beeping, mine might have fallen overboard if that had started while sailing...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    37.205346,-121.963398
    Posts
    692

    Default

    THanks alot !!!! THat is just what I was going to suggest.....THe foil should kill it. I should be there on teh weekend to pull it off the boat.

    Thank you..

    Brian

Similar Threads

  1. LongPac Transponders & Web Tracking
    By SSSForumAdmin in forum Older races
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2009, 08:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •