[aprssig] Balloon aloft

Rochte, Robert rrochte at gpacademy.org
Sun Jun 19 23:42:43 CDT 2005

Sky Diamond 8 (alas, the comment field still says "SD7"!) is aloft...  This
is a small zero-pressure helium tetroon designed to track air mass movement
at 500mb.  The tetroon is equipped with a strobe (which may or may not
function at altitude), so if it's in your area tonight, look up!

If all goes well and the new film holds up, the flight should last through
tomorrow evening.  Ballasting was originally planned for this flight to stay
up another night, but this was scratched at the last minute.

The balloon is transmitting packets on 144.39 under KC8UCH-11.


Robert Rochte
Director of Technology
The Grosse Pointe Academy
171 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Tel. +1 313-886-1221 x155
FAX  +1 313-886-1418

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