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[aprssig] APRN status?

david Vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 17:25:35 UTC 2010


Been there, done that.

Back in 98 or so (whatever year the ken-cam came out) I used that to snag two tornadoes in real time, sent the pix to our eoc, and they emailed them to nws on arrival.

I think you could take the human out of the loop, but I'm not sure it's a good idea.




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On Mar 26, 2010 11:01, Lee Mushel <herbert3 at centurytel.net> wrote: 








Gentlemen:
 
I know nothing about the subject and would 
appreciate some "link direction" help.    A week ago I was in a 
National Weather Service office and I asked them if any of the supporting hams 
(I know that they do help out during Weather Spotting Need" has mentioned SSTV 
in addition to the small amount of APRS and auto WX reporting that I know is 
done.   They told me that SSTV had never been brought up and they knew 
nothing about it.   From some past years experience I know that the 
word descriptions given by Spotters can be confusing and I would like to know if 
we can send images in addition to the verbal reports in times of 
confusion.
 
73
 
Lee   K9WRU

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: 
  Kriss A 
  Kliegle 
  To: aprssig at tapr.org 
  Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 7:19 
AM
  Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRN status?
  

  Why SSTV? Why not just a 500mW- 910Mhz TXR and a 
  $17 board camera from Hong Kong?
   
  I use the 200mW and 500mW version in my RC 
  aircraft:
   
   
  http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=35_21
   
   The cameras are from here:
   
  http://cgi.ebay.com/CCTV-Camera-Board-w-Lens-SONY-420-TV-Line-CCD_W0QQitemZ380218909651QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5886d023d3
   
  They carry 420, 480, 520 line board cameras, and 
  all operate off of 12v.
   
  Just would need high gain antennas w/az&el to 
  track it. But you already have the Lat/Lon/alt so shouldn't be too 
  hard?
   
  Kriss KA1GJU-6
   
  

  

  
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