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[aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Wed Nov 8 18:00:41 UTC 2006

Weather permitting, this Saturday we'll be launching a balloon from
somewhere along CA highway 14 about 35 miles north of Mojave.  It'll be on
144.39 and will have digipeating enabled - if you're in range, give it a try
(via N1VG-11 or AIR1).  We'll be launching at around 9:00, and the flight
should take around two hours.  I've written up a brief web page for the
launch at http://n1vg.net/balloon.

We're going to be short on people, and I could really use someone to monitor
the flight remotely and help with landing predictions, and possibly to act
as a backup to send cutdown commands if it gets away.  Maybe we can get an
IGate configured to pass objects to make it easier to relay prediction
information.  If you're interested in volunteering, let me know.

We could also use volunteers for tracking and recovery.  If you're in the
area, feel free to join in.  Current predictions put the landing site
somewhere near Baker.


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