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[aprssig] barcodes, etc.

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 1 00:54:26 UTC 2007

How much are the RF ID tags that runners use at marathons and such?  We have an event annually that is just 10K and the runners all have a tag tied in their shoes that a detector reads as they go past the start/stop point.  Reads at the start and then again at the finish.  I would have to ask some people to see who has them and how much they spent to get this equipment.  It would have to be adapted to link with the packet system but that shouldn't be too difficult?


----- Original Message ----
From: A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) <farmer.aj at gmail.com>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:28:07 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] barcodes, etc.

On 2/28/07, Ray McKnight <shortsheep at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Well, the barcode units I have also have a version that is a long distance
> scanner.  They include a spot beam for aiming the scanner and can scan from
> 6 ft away.  You don't think it's possible to hit a runner from 6 ft if you

Sounds cool.  But how much $$$ for one of those? :-)

That just sparked an idea.  What about those "lazer tag" games that
were popular back in the 80's?  How do those work?  Do they have
unique ID's for each unit or are they just blanket transmit/receive?
Now that would be a great way to check runners in! :-)

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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