[aprssig] Airborne APRS

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Oct 28 10:22:44 CDT 2005

In participating in some balloon chases where we had difficulty finding the
ballon once it landed, some of the guys thought it would be nice to fly an
airplane over the area with an APRS station on board the airplane, thus giving
it line-of-site with the low power balloon beacon and getting a position.

The guys have a pilot/airplane, but we are wondering how to setup the APRS
station in the airplane. The plane will generally be a Cessna 172 - a
high-wing monoplane.

Has anyone on this list tried this? How did you position the antenna? What
type of antenna did you use?

Thanks for any ideas/input.
William McKeehan
Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net

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