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[aprssig] KC8UCH balloon over western PA right now, reaching NE Maryland by 10am

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Apr 1 15:27:31 UTC 2007


> I promise, SDG-2 will carry APRS equipment (I just need to 
> find a very light tracker and a GPS that doesn't eat 
> batteries)!  

You might try what we plan on for our ocean buoys.  That is, only power up the GPS once every now and then.  Maybe for a balloon, once every 10 minutes for 2 minutes would assure you got a good fix.  That would reduce the battery load by a factor of 5..

Bob, Wb4APR




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