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[aprssig] APRS RFID apps?

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Mon Feb 8 14:30:57 UTC 2010

On my drive to work today I designed in my head an app which would act  
as a sign-in book for club meetings, would support rfid tags as input,  
and should be able to link to my wireless serial network and dump  
position packets to rf through my car's radio gear (yes I have a wifi  
wireless serial bridge network in my car).  *shrug*  just a through.

Even runs in the thousands and hundreds are using rfid hardware  
because the prices are dropping so much..  If you have a couple races  
in the course of a year you can easily work it into the budget to  
write off the reader hardware and a couple thousand tags over a year  
or two (which is what we did).


Quoting Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>:

> Now that we realize we can make APRS track anyone with a $2 credit  
> card RFID in his boot, I have been wearing this credit card in my  
> shoe for a week and can't even tell it is there any longer (after  
> the first hour or so...)
> But what for?  I had some sample ideas, and figured once we figured  
> out how to do it, an avalanche of other applications would pop up...  
>  But after a week or so, I'm making little progress.  Here are the  
> only apps I have come up with:
> 1) At clubhouse door
> 2) at EOC door (city, county and state)
> 3) At local HAM store
> 4) At Dayton doors in each room
> 5) Just for fun with a mat in front of your fleamarket space to see  
> who walks by?
> Of local ham events, I also don't see an immediate app.  The hams  
> dont move much.  The event participants do.  And they are either in  
> the thousands (runs) or out of reach... (or already have RFID  
> Although a few of the dedicated volunteers that show up at all EOC  
> tests might consider it, I cant see getting more than a yawn from  
> the rest of a club...
> Any other knock-em-dead apps I'm missing?
> Bob, WB4APR
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