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[aprssig] N1VG-11 balloon launch

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Nov 8 20:32:13 UTC 2006


scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> Probably around 100,000 feet.  I don't think any amateur balloons have made
> it much beyond 120,000.
>
> 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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>
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>   
 OK   I've set HeightTrack to color-code from black through 
brn-red-org-yellow from 0 -100,000 feet.  This will make the tracks of 
any vehicles on the desert floor come out black while the balloon should 
have a vari-colored track. 



Are you going to have any HF radio out there?    I think a 40 M or 60 M 
NVIS dipole setup might be ideal for the distances involved.  





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