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[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Jun 25 15:14:30 UTC 2008

Rick Green wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Matthew Stennett wrote:
>> Has anyone been to Iraq and knows about operation there?
>> Is anyone running APRS there, on HF ? I doubt anyone would be on it on 
>> VHF/UHF, but I guess I could get on with a SAT if anything passes by.
>    Are you crazy???  I would think the LAST thing you'd want to do is 
> advertise your position in a war zone?  It just may be the last thing you 
> ever do!

Actually, there's likely a lot of tactical vehicle tracking there, 
probably a lot inspired by APRS.  Possibly even some residual VHF tac 
radio use.  Situational awareness on today's battlefield requires 
knowing where assets, team, and the bad guys are.
Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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