[VHFcontesting] Re: [WSVHF] Fwd: RFID for all of us
w9sz at prairienet.org
Thu Aug 28 22:03:02 EDT 2003
I've been interested in this and what its ramifications are for some
time. I haven't seen any data at all on what frequencies and power
levels are going to be used. I could see the devices the size of a
pacemaker possibly having some range and causing some QRM, but from what
I know about RF the devices the size of a grain of rice are not going to
put out enough RF to be detectable for more than a few hundred feet, if
I'm in Garrison, North Dakota at the moment on a work project. This
area is beautiful but there isn't a whole lot of anything here that
would merit detectors of such RF devices. Compared to the areas I'm used
to, I really feel out in the middle of nowhere. I don't expect to see
these devices in the bait shops here soon. I think the crime rate here
is zero so no one would be interested in the extra expenses for such
As a note, I wish I could've brought some VHF gear along but there's no
way we could fit it into the truck and I don't know where I'd put up an
antenna. Maybe if I come out here again I'll bring a 6 meter rig and a
small beam and try setting up on a hilltop somewhere.
73, Zack W9SZ
> OK, just when you thought the problem with RFID was RFI....
> The original url is
> Also included at the end are PR from the company itself.
> I took out parts marked <more deleted> in the article so that hopefully no
> one will get copyright heartburn
> over sending the whole thing. Go to the web site for the whole article.
> The article is only the first part - see the web page above, and the one at
> the end, for more info.
> 73, Skip
> VeriChip: RFID Microchip Implants for Humans
> by URI DOWBENKO
> First it was cattle. Then it was pets. Now it's Mexicans.
> Will Americans be next?
> In Mexico, implantable and trackable micro-chips for humans, which can be
> used to store personal information, like medical, military, criminal and
> credit history, have been introduced by Applied Digital Solutions of Palm
> Beach, Florida.
> Its brand name is Verichip, and it's a tiny microchip the size of a grain of
> rice that is implanted under the skin.
> In Mexico, which is suffering an epidemic of kidnappings for ransom, the
> device may be touted as "LoJack for People."
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