[aprssig] TransAtlantic Balloon on 28 MHz ?
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Feb 15 23:18:06 CST 2012
Do you have a 10 meter (28 MHz) vertically polarized beam?
We are working on a 28 MHz transatlantic Balloon with a CW transmitter on 10m using (of course) a vertical dipole.
It will have no GPS, so tracking will be entirely by beam headings and some signal-strength assessment.
Just wondering if anyone has a vertical beam.
A horizontal beam will be useless for direction finding. All it will do is point to whatever is reflecting the energy into the strongest horizontal component...
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