[aprssig] Fwd: RE: BUOY-4 recovery
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 6 23:30:05 EDT 2008
... "kinda" neat ?! Super! Way to go!
Makes me wanna' go out and get a TinyTrack and make something myself, but, alas, *WAY* too many projects already.
That PVC should be pretty rugged [except, possibly, for the vertical antenna part], boat collision-wise. Is the bottom sealed off from the top section, or is it just a PVC size-adapter ??
RE: "... it was a little hard to spot, ..."
Needs a little Day-Glow flag, eh?
What do the commercial units look like?
-- 73, Steve, K9DCI
P.S. I haven't heard talk of a GONIO since I was in the Navy, DFing. Sure would be neat to have one of those HF U-Adcock, Gonio rigs now.
--- Bob Bruninga wrote: Its a harsh environment out there...
> ...Our ... buoy was sent out with 3 other high cost commercial
> buoys (with ARGOS satellite trackers)......
> All deployed about 1000 EDT on the 4th. See my report at end....
> ... from the buoy recovery crew...
> > Well it looks like the drifter you made is
> > pretty darn good. Here's the luck with ours:
> > #1 stopped talking at 0900 EDT- August 4th.
> > Lost. Likely hit by a motorboat. ... We
> > couldn't find any trace of it this morning.
> > #2 Aground right across the Severn from the
> > lab. Stopped "talking" at 1800 August 5th.
> > #3 Still "talking" ... It's probably out somewhere near the
> > Bay Bridge, so I hope the winds shift.
> > APRS BUOY-4- except for the fact it was a little
> > hard to spot, the 10-minute transmissions with the
> > D7 radio and AVMAP gps gadget made it really easy
> > to find on the water. To purchase a GONIO RDF
> > for our drifters would be ~40K.
> Here was my report [from] Alabama on...
> >> Im sitting here in the breakfast room of my
> >> parents nursing room in Alabama and watching
> >> the receovery there in Maryand on FINDU.COM.
> >> I see you picked up buoy-4 between 1000 and 1010.
> >> THen I could see you move around the area
> >> searching for the other buoys...
> >> Kinda neat from 800 miles away!
> Bob, Wb4APR
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