[aprssig] APRS RF-ID

Joel I. Kandel kandelj at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 23 11:08:24 CST 2009

The fact of the matter is, is that if an EOC is activated, chances are you 
are operating under the umbrella of FEMA and RACES and not the ARRL and 
ARES. While this protocol may vary from one municipality to another, that 
has been my experience here in Florida over 35 years of disaster 
communications participation.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Green" <rtg at aapsc.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS RF-ID

> On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, Joel I.  Kandel wrote:
>> Probably a bad precedent to set for security purposes.
>> Joel, KI4T
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu>
>> To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 8:28 AM
>> Subject: [aprssig] APRS RF-ID
>>> APRS-RFID almost!
>>> Was giving a talk at the local ARES organization in the local county EOC
>>> and mentioned how we could use ARRL radio badges with RFID built in, so
>>> that when anyone entered the EOC, their presence would show up on APRS 
>>> at
>>> the EOC on the map.
>   Well, that depends on how much of a 'military' mindset your emergency
> response team has.  If they're focussed on natural disasters, and have the
> assumption that the public is equally concerned with efficiently dealing
> with the situation, then public dissemination of asset locations can help
> everybody.  But if your leaders and administrators have a 'Military'
> mindset, and treat the public as if every one were an 'insurgent', bent on
> thwarting their conquest of the situation, then they'll see this as if
> you're communicating vital secrets to the 'enemy', and shoot you for even
> suggesting it!
>   The fact that most county EOC's I've seen have tight security, badge
> readers, etc, intended to keep the people they're actually serving OUT,
> tells me that there's a lot of 'military' thinking out there...
> -- 
> Rick Green, N8BJX
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