[aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Oct 18 12:54:50 CDT 2005

What is the data stream coming from?  Do you have any particular preference 
on hardware to use in the balloon?

Doesn't the Kenwood TH-D7 decode some weather formats?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vic Fraenckel" <victorf at windreader.com>
To: "APRS Sig" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>; "TinyTrack" 
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Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:12 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon

Suppose I wanted to transmit a stream of weather data to the pilot of a hot 
air balloon. The balloon would be not be more than a 5 mile radius from the 
transmission site and at an altitude of no more than 5000 feet. The balloon 
would have receive-only capability.

What hardware would I need to send the data stream from my position to the 
balloon. Is this a feasible idea?

Any enlightenment will be appreciated.


Victor Fraenckel - The Windman
victorf ATSIGN windreader DOT com


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