I've been looking around the Net, in an attempt to find RF transceivers that will allow me to set up my *potential* launching system for wireless operation. I've come up with the following roadblocks...
Long-range (5000-10000 foot) radio modules are expensive. Since each group of ten pads would require one module, expansion adds up. Jerry - would *you* be willing to pay an additional $250 per ten-pad grouping for wireless...? ;-) There are lower-cost modules available, but their use would limit the effective range of the system as a whole. High-power pads would be limited to under 1000 feet from the LCO, so multi-M away cells would be out.
The transmitters I've found are available in analog-only or digital-only modes. In order to have a continuity tone sent back to the LCO console, I'd have to add a second transmitter in each 10-pad module, and a second receiver in the LCO system. Can personal 'analysis' of the continuity signal be eliminated...?