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[aprssig] RE: VH-SJS Aeronautical mobile

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Fri Nov 10 13:34:53 UTC 2006


Unless the airplane is experimental you will have issues with legally 
making your own antenna. Antennas for airplanes that cover 2 meters are 
commercially available for $. Cheaper is to get a "bent wire" VHF comm 
antenna and trim it down some for 2 meters. 2 seconds work with a hacksaw :)
I get out quite well with a rubber duck suction-cupped to a window.
73
Joe
N3HGB-5 maritime mobile
N3HGB-7 aeronautical mobile

Andrew Rich wrote:
> Need some suggestion for aerial mount.
>  
> Aerial will come down for a bit and then bend back - parrallel to belly.
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> -----------------------------------------
> Andrew Rich
> Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
> email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> web: http://www.tech-software.net
> Brisbane AUSTRALIA
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* Andrew Rich [mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net]
>     *Sent:* Friday, 10 November 2006 7:04 AM
>     *To:* TAPR List
>     *Cc:* ozaprs
>     *Subject:* VH-SJS Aeronautical mobile
>
>     Gudday
>      
>     We are in the process of fitting out a plane with APRS.
>      
>     It will have a
>      
>     GARMIN GPS 196
>     MAXON Data radio (5W)
>     TinyTrak3
>     RG58
>     N-TYPE panel mount
>     Home brew 1/4 wave bent over whip.
>      
>     Callsign will most likely be VK4HDA-9
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>     -----------------------------------------
>     Andrew Rich
>     Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
>     email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
>     web: http://www.tech-software.net
>     Brisbane AUSTRALIA
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