[aprssig] kayaking and APRS

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Aug 27 11:43:27 EDT 2008

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Jim Lux wrote:

> Then, if one wanted to put a digipeater in the car (from which one
> launched that kayak), what's a good system solution there.  The
> idea is that there may not be reliable coverage from a little 5W
> tracker on the kayak to the overall APRS infrastructure, but that
> you can probably get back to the car with it, and then, the car
> can digipeat the packets with a)a bigger antenna and b) more
> power.

     *) DR-135T + T2-135
     *) Radio + Tracker2
     *) Kenwood TM-D10A
     *) Radio + KPC-3+

> Ideally, one would also like the car to log the packets it gets
> from the kayak (because the odds of all the packets getting into
> the "internet", where you could use findu, etc,  are quite low in
> the greater Los Angeles area.. )

     *) Any of the above list + laptop
     *) Radio + TNC-X + laptop (APRS S/W doing the digipeating)

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