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[aprssig] Airborne APRS

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Oct 28 18:10:37 UTC 2005

I was planning to take my D700; I have it mounted in/on a battery box with a
12Ah battery. So it could digi if needed. I have the D7 on my Christmas list;
I think the TH-D7 will be better if space is limited in the airplane. And
given that the balloon will not be moving at the point where the airplane is
searching for it, digi'ing is not too critical as the information can be
relayed via voice; or for that matter via transmitting an APRS object with the
coordinates of the balloon.

On Fri, October 28, 2005 12:37 pm, Robert Bruninga said:
>> 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

William McKeehan
Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net

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