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Re: Remote Environmental Satellite Sensing project.



I can get them deployed in the Gulf of Mexico.  Also the goes sat have
receiver on 400 mhz . I would also be willing to participate in the design
and bill.  the University of Louisiana at Lafayette might also contribute.

73 nick k5qxj
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "TAPR APRS Special Interest Group"
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Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:35 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Remote Environmental Satellite Sensing project.


> For what it is worth,  I now have a student interested in making a
> floating Ocean Buoy to float the Gulf Stream this summer and to report its
> WX and position once per PCsat pass.
>
> Since our boats do go offshore this summer, if there is any one else that
> is contemplating making a similar amateur radio buoy, we may be able to
> deploy it for you (in the Atlantic)..  But unfortunately, these are
> "throwaways" because I doubt you will ever get it back.  But with solar
> panels, it could last for a year or more?  Cost is probably about $600
> each for the TNC, GPS and Radio and sensors... and some glue and PVC
> pipe..
>
> Its always nice to have more than one data point...
>
> de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
>
> PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
> Buoy Page           http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/buoy.html
>
>
>
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