Re: FW: Eugene OBRA Trailer Found

Brandon

June 23, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Why don't you contract a volunteer team of navy seals? From what I hear they are good tracking down things that go missing. I bet the guy who found the trailer was a secret navy seal in hiding. Someone needs to challenge him with a question involving trident gum!

BM

On Jun 23, 2011, at 12:07 PM, Rick Johnson wrote:

> A satellite based SPOT tracker is probably the closest thing that has range, coverage area and a convenient web interface. It does require a subscription.
> It wouldn't be a difficult hack to supplement the battery or even remote the antenna.
>
> Rick
> Rick Johnson
> Bend, Oregon
>
> Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction...
> One, it's completely impossible.
> Two, it's possible, but it's not worth doing.
> Three, I said it was a good idea all along.
>
> Arthur C. Clarke
>
> On 6/23/2011 11:59 AM, T. Kenji Sugahara wrote:
>>
>> Yeah, looked into that too.
>>
>> Coverage doesn't cover everywhere we need. (Only covers Clackamas,
>> Marion, Multnomah, Washington.)
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:53 AM, John Fortes wrote:
>>> You may or may not have seen LoJack for trailers. The battery is self
>>> contained. It is more expensive but has very good support.
>>> https://store.lojack.com/product.aspx?zpid=366
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM, T. Kenji Sugahara wrote:
>>>> Yo Matt-
>>>>
>>>> Been looking into them. The issue is the power source. Thinking a
>>>> small solar panel that powers into a tracking device may work.
>>>>
>>>> Chirp is an interesting concept but has a range of only 32 feet. :(
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Matthew Haughey
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Has OBRA ever thought of using a GPS beacon? Garmin makes a cheap $23
>>>>> product called "Chirp" that runs for a year on a single battery and
>>>>> can give out its exact GPS coordinates to the owner.
>>>>>
>>>>> https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=74811
>>>>>
>>>>> It wouldn't work for long-range finding (ideally, having a webpage on
>>>>> the OBRA site with real-time coordinates of all OBRA trailers would be
>>>>> handy for promoters as well as tracking thieves) since you have to be
>>>>> nearby, but might be something to think about in the future.
>>>>>
>>>>> Matt
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Cheryl Willson
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> He'd need to steal the trailer to store a pallet of beer. A case or 5
>>>>>> sounds
>>>>>> reasonable. ; )
>>>>>> On Jun 21, 2011, at 11:25 AM, Ron Frerichs wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What's on a pallet...1200 or so? Maybe in my 20s. Now, a case will
>>>>>> do...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> From: Brady.Brady@jmp.com
>>>>>> To: roger.joys.maillists@gmail.com
>>>>>> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:54:09 +0000
>>>>>> CC: obra@list.obra.org
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [OBRA Chat] FW: Eugene OBRA Trailer Found
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +1
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think Ron should get the pallet of beer for finding the van
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jun 21, 2011, at 8:34 AM, Candi Murray wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thought you all would like to see this. Big props to Ron.
>>>>>> C
>>>>>> ________________________________
>>>>>> From: Ron Frerichs [mailto:ronfrerichs@hotmail.com]
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 9:29 PM
>>>>>> To: Kenji Sugahara; Candi Murray; Sal Collura; Seth May; Stacia
>>>>>> Hood; equipment@obra.org
>>>>>> Subject: Eugene OBRA Trailer Found
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> FYI...I found the Eugene OBRA trailer this afternoon. It was parked on
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> side road about a mile from where it was stolen. The logos were
>>>>>> scraped off
>>>>>> and spray painted over. And the license plate was missing. The police
>>>>>> were
>>>>>> able to identify it as ours by the VIN.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Our padlock is on the tailgate, and the mandoor was locked. The
>>>>>> lockbox was
>>>>>> missing, so we don't know if the theives were able to get in or not
>>>>>> yet.
>>>>>> Sal has the keys, and is out of town until tomorrow.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It feels full, but, since we don't have a key, we were not able to get
>>>>>> in to
>>>>>> check the contents. It could be our stuff. Or the theives could be
>>>>>> using
>>>>>> it to store other stolen property.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ron
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