[aprssig] APRS in Houston

Fred Hillhouse fmhillhouse at comcast.net
Tue Aug 29 10:02:26 EDT 2017

Because people occasionally think they can order pizza or some other frivolous thing. The voice contact weeds out a lot of false positives. 


Fred N7FMH


From: Andrew Rich [mailto:vk4tec at internode.on.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:56 AM
To: Fred Hillhouse
Cc: Andrew Rich; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Houston


Thinking about it all you have to do is ping your position to a central server


Why ring



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On 29 Aug 2017, at 11:46 pm, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse at comcast.net> wrote:

In the US, we have an emergency system that you access by dialing 9-1-1. For smartphones, data (GPS position) and voice are used. I imagine the 9-1-1 service is overwhelmed. Events on this scale will likely overwhelm just about any system.


Fred N7FMH





From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Rich


I am left wondering why there is not an app in this day and age that people can not post a rescue needed and a location


Uber does this quite well


I can hear on zello boats talking to stranded people over mobile phone





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