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[aprssig] BUOY-4 underway

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 02:50:11 UTC 2008


Man, that's some buoy!  strong enough to plow through solid land... :-)


________________________________
> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 19:43:54 -0700
> From: noskosteve at yahoo.com
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org; bruninga at usna.edu
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] BUOY-4 underway
> 
> 
> A nice view of the track:
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=BUOY-4&degree=.02
> 
> --
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
> 
> --- On Mon, 8/4/08, Robert Bruninga  wrote:
> From: Robert Bruninga 
> Subject: [aprssig] BUOY-4 underway
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" 
> Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 4:50 PM
> 
> 
> We deployed our floating APRS buoy this morning about 1500 UTC a
> mile upriver and watched it drift a mile... (it was among three
> other ARGOSY buoys)
> 
> They all passed by the academy in the river... But then ours
> seemed to get stuck.  We went looking for it and it seemed to be
> in the vicinity of the oceanography pier-lab.  Looked
> everwyhere,  Finaly got a boat and found it UNDER the very-same
> pier where the lab is that tracks these things!
> 
> Anyway, untangled it from the pilings and moved it 100 yards off
> shore.  Now the
>  current is going the other way.. But Microtrack
> buoy is doing well.  Been on the air for 4 days now...
> 
> See it http://map.findu.com/buoy-4
> 
> Or details on www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/buoy4.html
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
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