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[aprssig] WB8ELK-11 balloon reappeared this morning flying near Nova Scotia

rwf rwf at bsrg.org
Sun Dec 19 23:11:56 UTC 2004


Looks like a distance record to me!
Can anyone up in the NE provide any reports that didn't make it to findu?

N4NEQ  Ralph


>To: WB8ELK at aol.com
>From: rwf <rwf at bsrg.org>
>Subject: Re: WB8ELK-11 reappeared this morning flying near Nova Scotia
>I noticed them too.
>Good enough for me to say you have the distance record!
>
>At 04:17 PM 12/19/2004, you wrote:
>>As I was copying off the Findu raw data from my flight this afternoon 
>>(Sunday), I noticed some new entries timestamped on the Findu raw data 
>>starting 1259:21z until 1557:55z this Sunday morning. It looks like the 
>>PocketTracker battery warmed up after sunrise and started to work again 
>>but the GPS battery apparently is dead so no valid position is being 
>>reported so it's not showing up on the main FindU tracking page but was 
>>recorded on the Raw Data.
>>
>>The digipeaters that were being hit by it are from Maine, Nova Scotia and 
>>New Brunswick, Canada, so it would appear that it was flying in that 
>>general vicinity until about 1557z when the balloon probably burst or 
>>landed (or splashed down).
>>
>>Here's the last reports from FindU on Sunday morning starting from the 
>>point where it first starting working again at 1259:21z:
>>
>>20041219125921,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1YHR-15*,WIDE2-2,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219130046,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1YHR-15*,WIDE2-2,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219130650,WB8ELK-11>APT311,RELAY*,WIDE2-1,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219130919,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1YHR-15*,WIDE2-2,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219131224,WB8ELK-11>APT311,RELAY*,WIDE2-1,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219131814,WB8ELK-11>APT311,RELAY*,WIDE2-1,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219131858,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1QPR-2*,WIDE2-1,qAS,N1UEC:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219131944,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1QPR-2*,WIDE2,qAS,N1UEC:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219132044,WB8ELK-11>APT311,RELAY*,WIDE2-1,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219132522,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1QPR-2*,WIDE2-1,qAS,N1UEC:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219133333,WB8ELK-11>APT311,RELAY*,WIDE2-1,qAo,W2DAN-15:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219133937,WB8ELK-11>APT311,N1QPR-2*,WIDE2-1,qAS,N1UEC:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219154333,WB8ELK-11>APT311,VE1MTT*,WIDE2-1,qAo,VE1UHF-1:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219154755,WB8ELK-11>APT311,VE1MTT*,WIDE2,qAR,VE9GFI-1:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219155352,WB8ELK-11>APT311,VE1MTT*,WIDE2-1,qAo,VE1UHF-1:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>20041219155755,WB8ELK-11>APT311,VE1MTT*,WIDE2,qAR,VE9GFI-1:/000000h0000.000/00000.000O000/000 
>>
>>
>>
>>This URL will get to the raw data with Findu timestamp:
>>
>>http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=WB8ELK-11&time=1&start=100&stop=100 
>>
>>
>>73s de Bill WB8ELK
>>





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