[aprssig] Airborne APRS

Kurt O. Jauss kf6hjo at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 28 12:19:33 CDT 2005

    I have used a D-7A/G while airborne in N6596Q and ALON Aircoupe. 
Having the D7 attached to my Garmin 296 GPS, the D7 sends station 
waypoints to the GPS and plots them on the screen of the GPS. Works 
great. I have used an internal antenna but for long trips, we used the 
antenna from the long removed Loran receiver. We trimmed the antenna a 
bit. Not set on the sweet spot but was close!

William McKeehan wrote:

>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.

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