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[aprssig] Fwd: [Ham-BONE] Zero-pressure balloon with 10m beacon in the air NOW!

John Ronan jronan at tssg.org
Thu Mar 15 19:47:03 UTC 2007


Hi,

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.

Regards
de John
EI7IG

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!
> 73
> Pierre Thomson KA2QPG
> HamBONE balloon group
>
>
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