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[aprssig] APRS 6m Meteor Scatter

Phillip zl2tze at yahoo.com.au
Mon Feb 4 19:01:49 UTC 2008


Hi, Bob

         I have replied 4 times to this message but they appear to have not
reached you.



I am interested in obtaining 1 or 2 of these radios 



Sending them to NZ is no problem



73 



Phillip ZL2TZE





Message: 3

Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:00 -0500

From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>

Subject: [aprssig] APRS 6m MeteorScatter net

To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>

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APRS 6m Meteor Scatter:

 

It looks like we have located maybe 50 of these 6m radios.

 

These are 100 watt mobiles.  Two kinds:

*  70-0375C's  (smaller)

*  0520CWB's?  (bigger but with VHF cross link built in)

 

Again, my thinking is the worlds largest diversity receiver for

APRS meteor scatter emergency messaging.  Would be an order of

Magnitude better performance than any one station can achieve.

 

http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/meteors.HTML

 

Althought they need 22 amps for transmit, they only draw 0.5

Amps on receive which is all we need most of the time at the

Igates.

 

Only problem is they are in Florida, and the cost of shipping is

More than the radios.  As we try to figure out what to do about

All this, it would be nice to know some things:

 

1) who else would be interested in one of these?

2) who else has old 6m gear they could XTAL to this freq?

3) who of these then normally runs an Igate?

4) Do prospectives have room for a 100' long wire antenna?

 

Cost per radio estimated to be under $100 working with control

Heads and mic.

 

Private replies to wb4apr at amsat.org and I will summarize.

Bob, WB4APR

 




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