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[aprssig] APRS Buoy Project

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sat Jul 19 18:19:52 UTC 2008


Very cool.  I've proposed this for several years for an ocean science 
project I'm involved in.  I was poo-poo'd by the coastal modelers who 
said this was impossible ("Bouys are hard to build and instrument").

I'll be interested in how it goes.

gerry

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Finally made some progress on my APRS Buoy project.
> 
> This model only needs to float a few weeks for tracking ocean
> currents and then be recovered.  SO it only needs two lantern
> batteries, a MicroTrak8000 FA tracker and Byonics GPS.
> 
> Today we finished the Antenna, and I must say, it is the first
> coaxial whip dipole in a pipe that I have gotten the SWR down to
> a perfect 1.0!
> 
> See: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/buoy4.html
> 
> Hope to launch it in a week or so...
> 
> Bob, Wb4APR
> 
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