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  • Re: Editorial: Radiosport

    From Zero Reader@VERT/ALKY to echicken on Fri Jul 22 22:27:00 2016
    On 07/22/16, echicken said the following...

    It should come as no surprise that ham radio operators are drawing comparisons between Pokémon GO and Amateur Radiosport.

    I'm not surprised, but that doesn't make this article not retarded.

    Agreed. The writer got himself addicted to Pokemon apparently.

    My wife plays it. I would have never drawn a parallel to ham radio or even contesting honestly. I dunno.

    Niantic's earlier game, Ingress, was fun to play using ham radio to
    communicate with buddies during events or coordinate late-night "attacks" on the other faction.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Zero Reader on Sat Jul 23 16:18:00 2016
    -=> Zero Reader wrote to echicken <=-

    Niantic's earlier game, Ingress, was fun to play using ham radio to communicate with buddies during events or coordinate late-night
    "attacks" on the other faction.

    I liked the concept of Ingress, though these sort of games don't yet fit in with my lifestyle. Anyway gameplay would have to be opportunistic, adapting to my regular movements, rather than my movements being for gameplay. :)


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Vk3jed on Sat Jul 23 07:22:52 2016
    Re: Re: Editorial: Radiosport
    By: Vk3jed to Zero Reader on Sat Jul 23 2016 04:18 pm

    I liked the concept of Ingress, though these sort of games don't yet fit in with my lifestyle. Anyway gameplay would have to be opportunistic, adapting to my regular movements, rather than my movements being for gameplay. :)

    Ingress and Coderunner for IOS were great lunch hour games for me -- could easily put them to rest after 3 minutes or so and created a nice diversion while getting out and getting some steps.

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  • From Zero Reader@VERT/ALKY to Vk3jed on Sat Jul 23 15:35:00 2016
    On 07/23/16, Vk3jed said the following...
    I liked the concept of Ingress, though these sort of games don't yet fit in with my lifestyle. Anyway gameplay would have to be opportunistic, adapting to my regular movements, rather than my movements being for gameplay. :)

    Some Ingress players drive around in a car to the various locations. My favorite method was to park on Main Street and just start hiking all around
    the city. I could easily get several miles of walking in and have fun playing also.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Jul 24 08:21:00 2016
    Poindexter Fortran wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Ingress and Coderunner for IOS were great lunch hour games for me --
    could easily put them to rest after 3 minutes or so and created a nice diversion while getting out and getting some steps.

    Cool. :) One way to use them and get some variety in your walks. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Zero Reader on Sun Jul 24 08:22:00 2016
    Zero Reader wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Some Ingress players drive around in a car to the various locations. My favorite method was to park on Main Street and just start hiking all around the city. I could easily get several miles of walking in and
    have fun playing also.

    That would work. My issue is a lot of commitments, and also a lot of sport training. Both affect the intensity and duration of walks I can do (in different ways). :)


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  • From Zero Reader@VERT/ALKY to Vk3jed on Sat Jul 23 22:23:00 2016
    On 07/24/16, Vk3jed said the following...
    That would work. My issue is a lot of commitments, and also a lot of sport training. Both affect the intensity and duration of walks I can

    You definitely lose intensity if you're trying to operate the phone and walk.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Zero Reader on Sun Jul 24 15:06:00 2016
    Zero Reader wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    You definitely lose intensity if you're trying to operate the phone and walk.

    Yes, even for walking, using a phone makes a difference. I go from 8 min/km or faster down to around 9 minutes/km when concentrating on the phone. But my more important training is much more intense. For example, here's today's track session - at these speeds, it's hard enough to operate a stopwatch, let alone a phone! :)

    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1269527230


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Vk3jed on Sun Jul 24 08:45:17 2016
    Re: Re: Editorial: Radiosport
    By: Vk3jed to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Jul 24 2016 08:21 am

    Ingress and Coderunner for IOS were great lunch hour games for me --
    could easily put them to rest after 3 minutes or so and created a

    Cool. :) One way to use them and get some variety in your walks. :)

    3? I meant 30!

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Jul 25 08:04:00 2016
    Poindexter Fortran wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Cool. :) One way to use them and get some variety in your walks. :)

    3? I meant 30!

    LOL bit of a difference. :D


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