[aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Nov 8 13:50:42 CST 2006

scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> 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.
> Scott
> N1VG

What altitude do you think this thing is likely to reach?   (I'm trying 
to set an appropriate range of altitude color-coding for UI-HeightTrack.)  


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