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Etter, Ted ; Showers, Charles . 2006. Using VHF Telemetry To Transmit Data From Remote Sites. 0671 2344. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 5 p.

This tech tip describes the use of VHF radio signals to transmit data to headquarters offices from remote sites at the Sierra National Forest in California and at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky. The sites were too far for the data to have been transmitted using UHF spread-spectrum links and many satellite and cellular telephone links would not have transmitted the large data packets that were needed for these applications.

Keywords: cell phones, modems, radios, stream flow, streamflow, weather


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