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[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

Kurt A. Freiberger kurt at badgers-hill.net
Wed Jun 25 17:26:21 UTC 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.

kf


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.

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