[aprssig] temporary APRS setup

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Sat Oct 31 11:27:23 EDT 2009

Steven Brower wrote:
> digipeater and igate?  I will have internet access at the launch site.  I also have a Kantronics TNC.  The device I'm testing now is a Yaesu VX-1 with a TinyTrak3+, and a 
I would hesitate to use the VX-1 as the RF source. This radio is nice, 
but if it has a low battery or power interuption, a button press is 
required on the power button to set things right again - so you would 
lose positions. It also in my tests didn't do well in ground-level cold 
temps (20F range). At altitude, your balloon electonics could be colder. 
Have you simulated a flight to see if your battery set-up can run the 
package for the full duration predicted, and then some?

> Steven Brower

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