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[aprssig] sticky tracker

John Habbinga kc5zrq at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 00:31:13 UTC 2007


9 times out of 10 the suspect gets pulled over and the officer walks up to 
the car, then the car peels out and takes off.  So the officer isn't in his 
car to fire the tracker.  So the tracker could be about the size and weight 
of a baseball that the officers carries with him when he makes a stop.  If 
the car peels out, then the officer throws the tracker, like a baseball, at 
the car.  He might even have the chance to stick it on with his hand.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] sticky tracker


> Hey, I should make those - it'd give me a legitimate excuse to play with 
> spud guns!  (No more CO2 power, though... too much potential for 
> catastrophic failures.)
>
> I wonder what percentage of the time the cops will actually manage to get 
> in a position to use this thing, have it hit and attach properly, continue 
> working, and NOT get scraped off by the suspect.
>
> And in the case of a stolen car, I suppose you might be more likely to 
> recover the car, but you're giving the bad guys a long head start to bail 
> out and run with no one looking.
>
> Scott
> N1VG





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