Weather balloons (sondes) only transmit with 100mw (on 403 megs) ...
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With a simple groundplane or a short yagi (6el only) I can decode them in a
distance of 200km .... so distance is not the problem ... it is LOCATION
If you find a high spot on a mountain or high building ... and have a bit of
antenna-gain ... go figure
Von: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-
Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von sierrapermaculture
Gesendet: Freitag, 21. September 2012 00:11
Betreff: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC - progress report.
Just curious, but how could such low-power transceivers be of any
practical use for packet? Wouldn't the RF footprint be so limited that
hardly anyone in the neighborhood would be able to use it? Am I missing
something here... or is the plan to use an amplifier for wider coverage?
--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-
Ham_RADIO%40yahoogroups.com> , Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:
These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan
a version of the TNC using this module.How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?