[OZAPRS] HF Gateways
Jamie Campbell - VK2YCJ
vk2ycj at bravo.net.au
Thu Jun 25 10:49:45 EST 2009
Thanks for the reply.
Would you not bother with 80m because of the noise (mainly at night) or the
relatively short range during the day ?
Okay, does that mean that 40m is the most popular at present ?
40m isn't too crash hot now with the sunspot cycle the way it is, although
if there was an abundance of base stations the coverage could be extremely
With a few dozen $150 boxes around the place we could have "armchair
coverage" across Australia, haha :)
vk2ycj at bravo.net.au
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----- Original Message -----
From: "VK2KFJ" <vk2kfj at yahoo.com.au>
To: <Ozaprs at aprs.net.au>; "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] HF Gateways
> Hi Jamie,
> you just wouldn't bother with 80m,
> however, you on the right track at looking at cheap dedicated xcvr,
> I have been thinking about it myself,
> so what you could do is take the 80m xcvr and modify/adapt it to work on
> Any radio can be made to work anywhere, its just a matter of how much
> time, money & effort you want to put into it.
> Steve VK2KFJ, Sydney Australia. http://www.qsl.net/vk2kfj/
> --- On Tue, 23/6/09, Jamie Campbell - VK2YCJ <vk2ycj at bravo.net.au> wrote:
>> From: Jamie Campbell - VK2YCJ <vk2ycj at bravo.net.au>
>> Subject: [OZAPRS] HF Gateways
>> To: Ozaprs at aprs.net.au
>> Received: Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 6:21 PM
>> If one was going to build a dedicated box (rx/tx) and
>> antenna system for the car for APRS, what would be the most
>> appropriate HF band to use ? 40m, 30m, 20m
>> Does anyone ever use 80m for APRS ? Why
>> not ?
>> The boys at the Mid North Coast Amateur Radio Club (
>> http://www.mncarg.org ) have recently bought some kits
>> for a small 80m 5W SSB Tranceiver. It's a very neat
>> little kit and costs about $150. At that price and
>> size it would be ideal for a standalone APRS box, but I am
>> not sure if the kit is available for other bands.
>> Any comments or suggestions appreciated.
>> Thanks ...
>> Jamie Campbell
>> vk2ycj at bravo.net.au
>> You'll never reach your greatest potential if you walk
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>> costume on the bathroom floor.
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