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[aprssig] New APRS virtual reality Idea!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Sep 21 00:02:36 UTC 2007


Scott Miller wrote:
> Oh yeah, and the compass has to be on your head.
>
> Given hams' propensity for absurd head wear that might not be a big 
> deal.  It doesn't have quite the same potential for loss of dignity as 
> my idea for a helmet-mounted anemometer for paraglider pilots.
>
> Who knew a propeller beanie could actually be functional?
>

At last week's Radio Expo at the L.A. County Fair, I saw a white hard 
hat with a UHF ATV setup on it.  The system had  a pinhole-type CCD 
security cam on the front,  a milliwatt UHF transmitter inside the top 
of the hat, and a UHF quarter-wave (with no ground plane) sticking out 
the top.   The final touch was that the whip had a white plastic Icom 
pig impaled on it....





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