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[aprssig] Re: Balloon Altitude (was Clipped menus in Xastir and other ?'s)

Gerry Creager n5jxs gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Dec 13 16:43:56 UTC 2004

I'm sorry.  It's too easy.  Do you have a track of that fateful trip 
down the driveway *after* the 6 weeks out west?


73, gerry

Steve Dimse wrote:
> On 12/13/04 at 2:18 AM M. Schneider <msokla at brightok.net> sent:
>>Cool feature, Steve!  Is this going to be available for any balloon launch,
>>or was it just a one-time thing?  
> No, its available for everyone, not just balloons. For example, his URL shows my
> altitude profile through my 6 week trip out west:
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/altitude.cgi?call=k4hg-8&last=9999
> i still need to work on improving the time labeling, but this cgi will hang
> around...
>>I've got some friends who launch balloons
>>here in Oklahoma who'd like to see this as a regular feature.  Also, does it
>>need anything running on their computer (such as QuickTime) to see the
>>chart?  I'm getting the impression from their emails to me that they are
>>having problems seeing the graph.  Shows up fine on my computer, though.
> The cgi produces a PNG, which all current browsers handle correctly. Some older
> browsers do not handle direct png graphics, this is addressed as the last item
> in my FAQ. If people aren't seeing it, grabbing a current copy of any browser
> will fix that...
> Steve K4HG
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