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[aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Tue Oct 18 18:09:02 UTC 2005


I assume you would be doing this on the ham bands. Unless there is a ham 
onboard the balloon I don't think that this would be legal ... however .. 
you can transmit that weather data TO OTHER HAMS .. and the ballon can 
listen in .. that's ok.

Richard Amirault              N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA          Go Fly A Kite
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vic Fraenckel"
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.




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