Started by Stonewall, October 26, 2018, 02:32:48 pm
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Quote from: Stonewall on October 26, 2018, 02:32:48 pmWhat are we using these days to track ELTs? Sniffers, Trackers, L’Pers?For close-in I use the old school $20 RadioShack JetStream, but I’m looking for what’s the go-to in 2018.If there is something, please provide a link. I’m in the market.
Quote from: Fubar on October 26, 2018, 08:05:36 pmhttps://fsems.com/sar.html
Quote from: Fubar on October 26, 2018, 08:05:36 pmI have no experience with these guys, but they're shaping RDF equipment on drones:https://www.polarisrdf.com/Also another one I've heard about but not used:https://fsems.com/sar.html
Quote from: Eclipse on October 27, 2018, 12:04:19 amThey were supposed to be at the last National Conference, or at least John Desmaris was going to demo one, but not much info came out.
Quote from: Stonewall on October 28, 2018, 12:23:42 pmHaving not used the Sniffer other than yesterday, can someone convince me why it's the right tool for ELT searches and worth buying?
Quote from: Eclipse on October 28, 2018, 03:45:47 pmOtherwise, the Sniffer is really the only way you can do actual DF (vs. receiving) for longer-range searches, especially w/o an aircraft.
Quote from: Eclipse on October 28, 2018, 03:45:47 pmYou can just be "That old dude who keeps mumbling about body blocking...".
Quote from: Stonewall on October 28, 2018, 10:09:11 pmQuote from: Eclipse on October 28, 2018, 03:45:47 pmYou can just be "That old dude who keeps mumbling about body blocking..."."People may say 'oh, it's just a JetStream,' but when I come out of the wood line and save your ass, you won't know the difference, and neither will the victim." -C/Maj M. McIntosh Circa 2002-ish while demonstrating DF'ing at our CAP static display at Andrews AFB air show. My second favorite cadet quote of all times.
Quote from: Eclipse on October 28, 2018, 11:01:49 pmIf it works for you, great, but that is far too fiddly for the average members, especially cadets, and isn't likely to stand up to being beaten around in the field.The average member needs a bespoke commercial product that has full vendor support when it breaks.Hams love this kind of thing, most members just want something that they turn on and works. It's hard enough to learn to properly DF, especially teaching cadets, let alone having to worry if the home-brew is working.If time on the bench with an iron is desired then the Sniffer can be purchased as a kit (which frankly would be an excellent STEM kit and should be sent to every unit).
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