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[aprssig] Airborne APRS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Oct 28 16:37:20 UTC 2005


> I'd  suggest a Kenwood TH-D7A handheld - 
>that should be all you need to receive 
>and decode a position.  

On the other hand, the D7 cannot digipeat,
 leaving the ground crew in the dark...  
so I'd suggest any other TNC radio combo 
(that can have the FULL DUP setting or DCD 
Ignore setting).  Bob



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William McKeehan" <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 8:22 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Airborne APRS


> 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
> KI4HDU
> Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net 
> http://mckeehan.homeip.net 
>
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