[aprssig] flying digipeater?
jdw at eng.uah.edu
Mon Apr 18 12:23:25 CDT 2005
On Apr 18, 2005, at 12:14 PM, William McKeehan wrote:
> All that needs to be up that high is the antenna, right? Have you
> just putting the antenna up suspended from the baloon with the antenna
> running down to a digi on the ground?
100ft of feedline would be pretty heavy... of course, so would
batteries for any extended period of operation.
maybe that's another balloonsat experiment - see how long we can
operate a digipeater with a set of lithiums, maybe with some solar
backup. Let's see, where did I put that digipeater code for a PIC? (:
Deploying out of a sheltered highbay can get exciting if there's very
much surface wind. I don't know if you could manage to deploy in the
woods if there was any wind at all.
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