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  1. It looks like the FAA has basically ignored the tens-of-thousands of comments regarding the proposed Remote ID rule and technology. My take is that it's not necessarily a bad idea, but has no benefits (e.g. situational awareness) for UAV pilots and will be very burdensome on sUAS owners and pilots. From the press release, it appears that the FAA never had any intention other than shoehorning this mess down our throats -- the RFI went out to potential vendors in 2018. https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=24956
  2. I'm not convinced that pursuing another technology in the form of the ATSM remote ID standard is the way to go. ADS-B already meets the criteria and such a capability will allow drones to fully integrate into the national airspace system if/when necessary. The article makes reference to using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, but I cannot see how these would have the range and coverage inherent in ADS-B technology. There's been a lot of discussion about how adding drones into the system would "overwhelm" the ADS-B spectrum, but this has been rebutted both technically and in terms of air t