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Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Nicholas on Thursday. 12 Replies

First off, I am new to this, so feel free to shoot down my dreams and desires.  That being said, this is what I think I would like to try and accomplishUAV with- HAM repeater installed- APRS…Continue

 

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Chris Nicholas replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Interesting!  I'm working with parks in the Congo for anti-poaching and general surveillance of the parks (animal counts at watering holes, etc) and wondering about the "inverse" - if one might use digipeaters to maintain contact…"
Thursday
hotelzululima replied to Asa B-S's discussion HAM control of the WORLD!!!! But will start with a drone... in the group Ham Drone Builders
"Hi Asa,            My RC link for my paparazzi based easystar was a futaba 12FGA at 50mhz(seemed getting my tech ticket was the only way out of interference)  (never flown as a uav…"
Jan 3
Asa B-S added a discussion to the group ,Ham Drone Builders
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HAM control of the WORLD!!!! But will start with a drone...

Has anyone actually created a 6 meter drone?  What did you use?See More
Nov 2, 2012
Asa B-S commented on Matthew Pitts's group ,Ham Drone Builders
"Has anyone tried to build a drone on 6 meters?  If so, did you use an actual transmitter or a ham radio?"
Nov 2, 2012
jim vandiver replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Has any study been made of coupling a r/c gas engine to a small generator. The weight would be less than the 4-stoke motor, but so would the output. I see on eBay a 1 oz 6v generator operating at 12,900 rpm with a stall output of 2300 mA. Then a…"
Oct 16, 2012
Alan replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"I am also a Radio Ham (G0OOY) but haven't done much for the past few years. However I have been looking at doing this sort of thing. I have a hand held 2Mtr/70cms with repeater functions etc. I have now bought an X8 Wing from www.bevrc.com…"
May 27, 2012
Jordan Tolentino replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Where did you hear about these 1000mw, 415 mhz radios? I'm interested. thanks "
Apr 26, 2012
Skydog222 replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Using a UAV as a repeater is a great idea and it happens to works really well.  I have flown an Arcturus T-16 with a radio relay payload that was setup for the Forest Service VHF radios.  We were limited in our altitude during that…"
Apr 26, 2012
Jake Stew replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"On a GX35 you might be able to tap the magneto instead of using a generator.  But that would suck some power from your ignition which might not be the best thing.  Probably best to use a CDI ignition, ditch the flywheel, and run a small…"
Apr 25, 2012
cxgiacomo replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"I would suggest the Honda GX35 4-stroke motor driving a generator in parallel. you can use an electric motor with certain controllers to achieve the power generation. For an Airframe, you can probably get away with a Senior Telemaster or the like.…"
Apr 25, 2012
Kevin Mahler replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"If you are good with a cross band repeater, you could just use an HT like a Yaesu VX-8R which also does APRS.  Although, I don't think it does APRS and the repeater function simultaneously.   As a HAM (KO4JY) I never considered…"
Apr 14, 2012
Asa B-S replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Nothing as a UAV. I have a couple helis and a couple foam planes, but nothing fancy."
Apr 5, 2012

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Gary Mortimer replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"They just form a wireless USB cable if you will (simple version) that allows you to communicate with a laptop running a ground control station that allows you to reposition or trim your platform."
Apr 2, 2012
Asa B-S replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"For the radio, I was thinking a self contained hand held and then mounting it in the a/c. The battery life is significantly longer than the drone would fly for. The xbee website confuses me still. Some of those radios have a 40 mile range, but, how…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jake Stew replied to Asa B-S's discussion Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky
"Where would you get the power to run all the radio gear?  I've got no idea how much power you're trying to run, but it sounds like it might be a pretty good drain on batteries. I got some cheap serial radio modems for my application…"
Mar 30, 2012
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Aerial drone as UHF/VHF repeater and eye in the sky

First off, I am new to this, so feel free to shoot down my dreams and desires.  That being said, this is what I think I would like to try and accomplishUAV with- HAM repeater installed- APRS transmitting- Controllable camera- In flight computer controllability <--- I hope that is a word....- Decent flight time? Hour-ish?My first thought/ choice for an airframe is a C-17(only because I cant find a C-5). The reasoning behind this is that it is large and fat.  Not that I am trying to create an…See More
Mar 29, 2012

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I like flight, RC stuff, HAM radio, outdoors....
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I am hoping to do a laptop controlled UAV.
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