[aprssig] [Fwd: Pennsylvania Ballon Launch- APRS]
mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Jun 9 10:08:26 CDT 2006
Will this callsign work?
An APRS beacon signal will transmit on 144.390 MHz,
using the call sign NJ2BB-62.
Full story from ARRL.net website...
"Pennsylvania launch of balloon carrying Amateur Radio payload set (Jun 9,
2006) -- A balloon carrying an Amateur Radio payload is set for launch
Saturday, June 10, at approximately 1300 UTC (9 AM ET) from Samuel Lewis State
Park, located just south of US Rte 30 between
Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania. The "near space" launch is a project of
Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS). The balloon is
expected to rise to an altitude of about 80,000 feet. An APRS beacon signal
will transmit on 144.390 MHz, using the call sign NJ2BB-62. Every third
transmission it will also transmit "PALCS PROJECT". A 2 meter MCW beacon on on
146.565 MHz also will continuously send "PALCS PROJECT" for one minute
followed by "de NJ2BB" and a 30-second period of silence before repeating the
sequence. Line of sight is expected to be between 350 and 450 miles. Send
reception reports to AA2WN."
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