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High Altitude Platforms

York University did a lot of work on High Altitude Platforms a few years 
ago. From the news story below it looks like they've got funding to develop 
the system further. The system they are developing will provide Broadband 
via Balloons in Sweden, see:


These platforms could also prove very useful for Amateur Radio. A cross-band 
linear transponder with omni antennas mounted on one of these platforms 
could provide coverage over a radius of up to 500 miles.

73 Trevor M5AKA
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