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[aprssig] APRS Device in Mongolia?

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Mon Apr 14 16:01:12 UTC 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."
                                   -Benjamin Franklin





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