Neil W.Douglas Brummund
Published © GPL3+

Extending Communications – Drone-based Radio Repeater

The "Rescue Repeater" is a drone-based radio repeater solution to allow communications to be rapidly restored or extended over the horizon.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

PocketBeagle
BeagleBoard.org PocketBeagle
×1
Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
×1
Hamshield Mini
×1
Antenna - Flexible 144/440MHz Dual Band Antenna
×1
DSD Tech Converter
×1
Grommet, Rubber
×4
Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×1
KIT-HGDRONEK66
NXP KIT-HGDRONEK66
×1
Battery - LiPo 3-Cell 11.1V
×1
32GB microSD card (generic)
×1
RDDRONE-FMUK66
NXP RDDRONE-FMUK66
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
BeagleBoard.org Debian 9.9 2019-08-03 4GB SD IoT
AX25-Tools
AX25-Apps
LIBAX25
APRX
MINICOM
YAAC APRS Software

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Breadboard, 170 Pin
Breadboard, 170 Pin
Oscilloscope - Generic

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Rescue Repeater - Radio Housing

This part was designed as an initial housing to test and house the electronics for the Rescue Repeater.

Schematics

Rescue Repeater Wiring Diagram

Wiring diagram for all radio electronics

Rescue Repeater Software Installation & Configuration

Step-by-step directions of programming the radio electronics for the Rescue Repeater.

Code

Rescue Repeater Code

Required scripts for programming PocketBeagle, Arduino Mini, and HamShield

Credits

Neil W.

Neil W.

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Douglas Brummund

Douglas Brummund

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