[aprssig] APRS Device in Mongolia?
rtg at aapsc.com
Mon Apr 14 11:01:12 CDT 2008
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> APRSSIG Group:
> APRS remote instrument in Mongolia?
> We might possibly have a ride to a mountain top in Mongolia for
> an automated stand-alone APRS environmental sensor. If anyone
> wants to build one of these, maybe we might possibly get it
> added to the expedition. Here is what I am thinking:
> 1) 5W TX on 145.825 APRS satellite uplink
> 2) Solar powered
> 3) very small, simple and lightweight
> 4) Possibly camouflaged
Last I checked, Mongolia was an 'autonomous republic' in China. Amateur
radio activity is authorized only at government supervised radio clubs.
Home stations are not permitted. Who's going to handle getting a license
for locating a telemetry transmitter on Chinese soil? Especially if the
project is headed by someone with close ties to the US military???
Isn't China the country that imprisoned a Qualcomm employee for simply
carrying a GPS receiver while in China to survey possible cellular
transmitter sites, for the official Chinese telcom agency?
Don't get me wrong - I thnk the development of a low-power reliable
telemetry system is a worthwile goal. I just think there must be a more
appropriate place to site the first prototypes.
Rick Green, N8BJX
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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