[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?
Kurt A. Freiberger
kurt at badgers-hill.net
Wed Jun 25 12:26:21 CDT 2008
I remember Pac-Comm mentioning that they had sent some units that were
packaged in PVC pipe that were being deployed a while back. Might've
been in Iraq 1.
Gerry Creager wrote:
> 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.
Kurt A. Freiberger Austin, TX kurt at badgers-hill.net
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