[aprssig] APRS buoy - transmit power and antenna?

Ev Tupis w2ev at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 26 10:52:30 CDT 2007

Speaking for Lake Ontario...I doubt that there would be much of a problem being heard and tracked from a shoreline.  All land and digis are "up" in altitude in a ring around the Lake.

Ev, W2EV

----- Original Message ----
From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:26:03 AM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS buoy - transmit power and antenna?

> Did anything happen with your APRS buoy?

It never left the pier.  Was not ready for prime time and then
the end of semester came..  Hope to build one this fall.

> > it sounds pretty unlikely that I'll receive 
> > many packets from such a buoy, especially if 
> > it's far from shore. 

Tropo around here is amazing.  We have no problem in the
chesapeak bay, since land is always line of sight.  But for the
great lakes, do they have tropo up there?  A good beam I bet
could bring in the packets I bet...


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