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[aprssig] flying digipeater?

Andre PE1RDW aprs at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Mon Apr 18 17:40:19 UTC 2005


DaveN schreef:

>Wes,
>We have talked about this with our SAR unit including running just an
>antenna up, or a power wire, etc.  But I think the best option we have used
>is a crossbanded "voice" radio such as the IC-W32.   You raise the little HT
>in crossband and use a 440 radio at basecamp with the TNC and computer to
>communicate to your HT crossband.   Would also work as a backup voice
>repeater.
>
>I have done it "on the ground" so I know it works.
>
>Now we just need someone with a balloon to try it in the woods.   (Already
>have aircraft but they can't always deploy)
>
>Dave W7PDQ
>www.dmapper.com
>
Our local group has done something like this with kites and th79 
handies, the biggest drawback of using kites is that you need a good 
wind and a terain that is open enough.

73 de Andre PE1RDW




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