[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

Dan Deakin dandeakin at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 25 15:55:52 CDT 2008

There is an operations center for contractor security operations that is
linked to locations with some similar equipment for locations / incidents.  

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On Behalf Of Kurt A. Freiberger
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

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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