Post subject: Civil Air Patrol Df unit - assistance
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
From: Murray Craig [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Friday, June 25, 2004 2:48 PM
Civil Air Patrol Df unit
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.
I 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
Unread postPosted: 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 pilots.
Unread 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.