[aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon
ag4ac at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 23 09:05:55 CDT 2005
There is no rule against setting up a standard mobile weather stn on APRS
that all can receive. There is no rule against the person on the balloon
having a receive only stn that can pick up this signal and display it. The
problem only arises if you intend only that "non-amateur" stn to receive
F. Keith Allen, AG4AC
NM, St Clair ARES Nets
My cellphone is a HAM Radio.You want to talk to me, GET A LICENSE!
> [Original Message]
> From: Richard Amirault <ramirault at erols.com>
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Date: 10/18/2005 1:09:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Transmitting data to a hot air balloon
> 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
> air balloon. The balloon would be not be more than a 5 mile radius from
> transmission site and at an altitude of no more than 5000 feet. The
> would have receive-only capability.
> What hardware would I need to send the data stream from my position to
> balloon. Is this a feasible idea?
> Any enlightenment will be appreciated.
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