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[aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 19 02:13:34 UTC 2005


Routine weather data can be sent via APRS and
depending on what system sent it, a Kenwood THD7
handheld can decode it.  If a Kenwood transmitter
sends it and one decodes it, no problems.  

Good luck,
Chris 
KB8UIH


--- Vic Fraenckel <victorf at windreader.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> Vic





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