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[aprssig] slightly OT: balloon without APRS aloft now

Robert Rochte rochte at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 13:45:27 UTC 2007


Our fourth superpressure balloon, Soli Deo Gloria 4, is aloft right now.  We
are trying to characterize these balloons before risking an APRS payload -
if this flight goes well, then SDG-5 will carry a MicroTrak 300.

The balloon is heading to the south-southeast from Detroit - it should be
over north-central Ohio soon and heading almost due south from there.

SDG-4 is carrying a CW beacon on 28.636.  Any reception reports - especially
those with bearing information and station coordinates (I can always look
your station up on Findu) - would be much appreciated!

73,
Robert  KC8UCH
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