ronk at sunlinux.com.au
Fri Sep 8 08:41:16 EST 2006
On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 19:19 +1000, Craig Turner wrote:
> Hi Ladies and Gents,
> A while ago I discussed a friend and I launching a balloon and tracking
> it via APRS.
> Well, work and weather have combined to allow us to set a launch date of
> Sun 11 Sep. The exact time is yet to be determined, but it will be early
> Sunday morning.
> The launch site is Murrumbateman football oval. I've created an APRS
> Object called ICLaunch
> The Balloon will be VK1HCT-11 and the tracking station will be VK1HCT-7
> I will also have a Tinytrack with VK1HCT-9 in case I have to get out and
> hike after the balloon.
> I've just lashed out and purchase an Kenwood TM D700, and will be using
> that connected to a lap top running UI-View. I will be listening to
> 146.500 on Channel B (or a local repeater)
> I will also be listening on HF, at this stage I propose 21.195 USB, the
> intent being here, if anyone happens interested enough to be watching at
> home, they could let us know if they are picking up balloon, which may
> even be of assistance if we loose track.
> On Saturday I'll send out a BLN giving further details, and a BLN on
> successful (or otherwise) launch.
> Quick question on the TM D700, I would like to have the Data channel
> receiving APRS as well as feeding it to the laptop, this way my co
> driver can watch the lap top and navigate, and I can keep and eye on the
> signals on the kenwood, but at the moment it appears that to connect
> UI-View to the Kenwood, the radio has to be in packet mode, not APRS. Is
> it possible to have APRS running on the radio as well as feeding the
> info to the lap top?
I haven't found a way.
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