[aprssig] temporary APRS setup
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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