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[aprssig] APRS in Iraq?

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Thu Jun 26 14:52:23 UTC 2008


That's as maybe, but that lot is probably (should be) encrypted, not
using an open for all to listen to network...

G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerry Creager [mailto:gerry.creager at tamu.edu] 
> Sent: 25 June 2008 16:15
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Iraq?
> 
> 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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