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[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 22:43:18 UTC 2008


Well some would say he does not even belong on the list since there is no
callsign :-)

Normally I don't agree with that but I'll make an exception this time.
Contractors don't need APRS to do tracking.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt A. Freiberger [mailto:kurt at badgers-hill.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:50 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Iraq?


Well, that was certainly uncalled for.

Ray McKnight wrote:
> Gee, does it really matter about some "stupid" Iraqi regulation?
> Americans can do whatever they want there, and if anyone disagrees,
> We just kill them.  Most soldiers and contractors already have
> Inmarsat-c,
> So APRS is like mapping the dinosaur genome... what's the point? After
> You suck up a few thousand RAD's of DU, you AND your family will be dead
> In a few years after you return home.  But enjoy your oil spoils while
> You can.  So to answer your original question, the official position is:
> "NO Americans have ever visited Iraq."
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Stennett
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:40 AM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS in Iraq?
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>
> 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.
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> Would be interested to hear from ANYONE who has been (especially if you
> have shot pictures). I am in the process of being accepted for a
> "Contractor's" job, and want to know what to expect.
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Kurt A. Freiberger     Austin, TX	kurt at badgers-hill.net
Amateur Radio Callsign WB5BBW  		AIM Handle: WB5BBW
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