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be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate
that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views.
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Below are all of the forum threads, including all
the responses to the original posts.
Post subject: Civil Air Patrol Df unit - assistance needed
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:57 pm
I apologize for taking so long to respond.
Although I do not personally know of anyone that can assist you in your
endeavor, you might be able to enlist a willing participant by posting
this message on one or more of the RF Cafe Forums (index.htm). There
has been a fair amount of activity there, so there is a good chance
that you will at least get some curious inquisitors. Thanks for writing.
From: Murray Craig [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 25,
2004 2:48 PM
Subject: Civil Air Patrol
My son and are members of the USAF
Aux. (Civil Air Patrol) and I am in the software business (AI) so I
am familiar with advances in technology assisting sucess. We ar very
active members of the Ground Teams that go out and locate downed aircraft,
we actually worked the Columbia Shuttle recovery in Texas.
was stunned by the lack of technology in this area and prevailed upon
an old friend in Japan to create a modified DF ( fox hunting) device
to assist in the location of ELTs that have tripped the satellite network
for rescue. The company in Japan has closed their doors and I only have
one unit, I am looking for some assistance in finding a RF engineer
to re-engineer the product. I am trying to keep this at a low cost because
it is a volunteer organization, I was hoping for someone who might also
be a pilot and would understand the need for this project. I am funding
this out of my own pocket but am trying to minimize the development
costs. Anyway anything you could do to point me in the right direction
would be great.
Post subject: RF Direction Finding
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:40 am
I would suggest you contact
the amateur radio community in your area. Many local groups get involved
in transmitter hunting contests, and have developed the antennas and
methods to do it efficiently. Also, many amateur radio enthusiasts are
postPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:07 pm
I have done few units working
up to 7 miles. Try the directional finding systems for falconry. They
are somewhere in Illinois, Wisconsin.