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SkyRepeater

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Authors
Alperen, Martin J.
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2005-08-13
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en_US
Abstract
A communication method successfully demonstrated using readily available amateur (ham) radio equipment with minor modifications, mounted on a tethered helium-filled balloon or high-lift kite to establish ad hoc two way radio communications in remote areas, radio dead zones and in the case of a repeater failure. Tested on both VHF and UHF bands, one person can setup in 15 minutes. Cost is approximately $2,000.00. Minimum wind requirement is approximately 6 mph for a kite. Maximum wind for tethered spherical helium balloon is approximately 20 mph.
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This was originally written as a term paper for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School (www.chds.us).
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14 p.
Citation
QST Magazine 90, no. 2 (February 2005)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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