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Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:05 am
Outdoor antennae on a plane present a pretty good windload (area x windspeed). Aside from the cool DIY factor, cantennas often aren't very good antenna, they are often the wrong size (it seems I read somewhere that Dinty Moore Beef Stew cans are much better than Pringles, wavelength-wise). It would ...
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:35 pm
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:35 pm
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:18 am
You are incorrect, sir. The actual antenna is a dipole at the end of the stick. Fleshy material in the path of the reflector is a small percentage. It does not block the focal point but a tiny bit.That might have worked better if your hand was not blocking a good portion of the antenna!
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:17 pm
Original pics are in the first sentence of the first post, I still am waiting for pics of the last fly from the pilot. There's not many pics of gear this time. Antennas were handheld both times, second time was much more convenient. Don't do this with Netstumbler, it transmits. The first time I held...
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:59 am
bump.. well, two years later, I got go to warflying again. Same pilot, a slighly newer Cessna 172 (this one was a 1971) and a smaller antenna. The first trip I used a parabolic antenna handheld (only do this with Kismet, because it does not transmit). This trip I used a little 5.5 DB magmount. The p...
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:59 am
Topic: War Driving Laptop
WB micksam7. Two posts in thre years? You're going to have to try to keep that down a bit, you're spending too much time here....... j/k I have been using an old Panasonic Toughbook CF-28. I'm preparing to mount jacks on the side of it as well. The run internally from the mini-PCI to the jack locati...
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: General Grabbag
I am unfortunate (for wardriving), in that I live in the country, ten miles away from the nearest Pepsi machine (and that's a town of 200). I commute 15 minutes to a town of 50k. I am fortunate however (for life in general), that I love living in the country, and I can see only three other houses. I...
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:29 am
When I used a Garmin serial GPS, I tried a generic RS232/USB adapter, and it worked fine. In the software, I had to point it to /dev/usb0 instead of /dev/ttyS0. On the serial GPS itself, I did the same as littledave: I have and did use my eTrex Legend, go to the setup/interface and tell it to NMEA i...
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: General Grabbag
Topic: Plotting my rise on WiGLE
I hope to catch most of the ones I missed GPS lock on this morning on my way home, and will probably pick up a bunch more. I had pretty consistent problems with losing GPS lock while driving for years. Over 6 years, I had about 13,000 APs with no GPS. I went to a USB GPS instead of serial and have ...
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:02 pm
Yes, on a simple level, it does it exactly as you described, except not on one "found it" and one "lost it" bit of information. It extrapolates signal strength from all the packets it has, and builds an imaginary (and incorrect) range circle based on the farthest away that it ever saw the AP. Kismet...
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:16 pm
Search the forum here for Netstumbler and Google, there are several programs/sites that will put Netstumbler points on maps. I don't know about drawing range circles with Netstumbler, I've never used it. If you are willing to learn about Linux a little, Kismet includes a program called Gpsmap that w...
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:46 pm
Topic: wardriving with rc car
I'm not personally familiar with R/C stuff, but it seems that some of the car/truck ones I have seen would probably take the extra weight better than anything that flies. A helicopter would indeed be better for warflying, because just hovering up high in a populated area would be better than flying ...
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:19 pm
Topic: gps for wardriving
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless News
Comcast is also blocking port 1352. That's what port Lotus Notes runs on, and is causing Big Problems (tm) for my work.