[aprssig] New use for APRS

Chuck Gooden Chuck.Gooden at comcast.net
Thu Oct 29 23:41:28 EDT 2009

This might be a good use for APRS,  Although the coordination might be 


To mark the 40th anniversary of the Internet, DARPA 
<http://www.darpa.mil> has announced the DARPA Network Challenge, a 
competition that will explore the role the Internet and social 
networking plays in the timely communication, wide area team-building 
and urgent mobilization required to solve broad scope, time-critical 

The challenge is to be the first to submit the locations of ten moored, 
8 foot, red weather balloons located at ten fixed locations in the 
continental United States. Balloons will be in readily accessible 
locations and visible from nearby roadways.

The prize is $40,000.

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