Public Service, APRS and IoT.


Big Island ARRL News, 23 January 2017, 02:10 hrs, UTC, Post #102.

Accessed on 23 January 2017,02:10 hrs, UTC.


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I found this video from “Ham Radio Now” most interesting, particularly from the ARES and RACES point of view.

In this video, John Ronan (EI7IG) visits the ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) to discuss using APRS (Amateur Radio Positioning Service) to track vehicles and bicycles on a big bike race.

While John’s presentation covered a relatively narrow scope, the principles of vehicle and personal tracking could prove useful during emergencies or for providing in-depth coverage of participants in races such as the Honolulu Marathon or the upcoming Aloha Run in Honolulu.

John’s presentation is full of intriguing organizational and equipment ideas for those into geolocation and public service support for their communities.

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