[aprssig] indoor tracking. RFID

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Tue May 31 18:11:27 EDT 2005

I thought I saw the active badges for $14 once, but don't recall
where... how much for a reader though?  And how do we map the RFID
serial number to a callsign?  Or, I'll bet we can program them with a
text string that looks like an APRS positionless packet!


Scott Miller wrote:

>> With RFID tags getting down to less than $1
>> each, we get ARRL to make up ARRL Name
>> We use the longer 100+ foot range models
>> that do not require external RF exciters, but
> Where have you seen these for under $1?  Last I checked, I couldn't
> find any
> active tags for under $20 or so in small quantities.  I was hoping to do
> something similar for tracking SAR personnel and critical equipment
> (e.g.,
> rope systems bags, ELT sniffers, chain saws) within vehicles.  You'd
> have a
> single RFID station in the vehicle that'd poll its contents
> periodically and
> report them over the air.
> Scott
> N1VG
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