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[aprssig] APRS buoy - transmit power and antenna?

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Wed Sep 26 15:50:28 UTC 2007


  I have been following this with great interest and was thinking  
about trying one on Lake Champlain ... I was wondering are there any  
and, if so, what are  the maritime regulations with regard to such a  
venture???

   BBR

On Sep 26, 2007, at 11:26 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:

>> 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...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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