[aprssig] Fwd: [Ham-BONE] Zero-pressure balloon with 10m beacon in the air NOW!
jronan at tssg.org
Thu Mar 15 14:47:03 CDT 2007
Unfortunately i'm out of the area tomorrow evening, so I don't think
I'll be able to help.. I'll ask if any of the locals will be about.
On 15 Mar 2007, at 19:14, Robert Rochte wrote:
> It is alive! Woo-hoo! Who needs APRS anyway? :D
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pierre Thomson < pierrethomson at mailstack.com>
> Date: Mar 15, 2007 1:57 PM
> Subject: [Ham-BONE] Zero-pressure balloon with 10m beacon in the
> air NOW!
> To: ham-bone at yahoogroups.com
> Hi gang,
> I just got word that a balloon-borne beacon I built is flying east
> from northern Michigan. It was launched by Robert Rochte of the
> Grosse Pointe Academy about five hours ago. It's now somewhere
> near the NY / Canada border in the vicinity of Ottawa. I can hear
> it pounding away, and I'm recording the telemetry for later analysis.
> If any of you have an HF receiver, I would greatly appreciate any
> reception reports, with text if possible. Cassette or digital
> recordings would also be wonderful. The beacon is sending CW on
> 28.636 MHz +/- 1 KHz at 50 mW with a vertical dipole antenna. The
> telemetry string contains ID, altimeter and temperature data, and
> battery voltage, plus my email address. Transmissions are every 2
> minutes with occasional "dit"s in the gaps.
> QSL's will be sent, of course!
> Pierre Thomson KA2QPG
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John Ronan <jronan at tssg.org>, +353-51-302938
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