[aprssig] Airborne APRS

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Fri Oct 28 10:37:29 CDT 2005

Yes, that is what I was going to suggest as well.  You would not need an 
externam antenna .. and as I understand it you would need to go thru a LOT 
of hurdles to mount an antenna outside the aircraft.  You would not even 
need to have a GPS attached to the D7a  ... except it would help if you 
wanted to fly towards the target ;-)   but if you just wanted to receive and 
get a lat/lon for relay to the ground .. a D7A would be just the ticket.

Richard Amirault              N1JDU
Boston, MA, USA          Go Fly A Kite
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller"
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Airborne APRS

>I haven't done this specifically, but I've operated from a 172 before.  I'd 
>suggest a Kenwood TH-D7A handheld - that should be all you need to receive 
>and decode a position.  If permanently-mounted antennas aren't an option, a 
>rubber duck stuck to the inside of the window with a suction cup might 
>work. Eventually the plane had permanent antennas installed, but I can't 
>remember what type.

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