[aprssig] Airborne APRS
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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