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[aprssig] Field Day balloon repeater - question

Russ Chadwick russ at wxqa.com
Sat Jun 25 16:41:11 UTC 2005


In Art's excellent description of kites, he ended with:

Before leaving the topic, the government had plans to launch tethered
balloons along the Mexican border for security reasons. A tethered balloon
might meet your needs for short term disaster scene deployment to
facilitate emergency communications. Googleing should turn up these links
as well. I don't know if the system was ever funded however.

Art

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Here's a link to a web site about the tethered balloons along the Mexican
Border and other places),

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/airdef/tars.htm

Pictures of the Aerostat at the bottom.

Russ   KB0TVJ







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