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[aprssig] FW: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Apr 21 00:33:27 UTC 2009

My son (KJ4DXK) tuned his HF rig on an 80m dipole oriented in the right 
direction and we just heard a CW burst at 8:30pm Eastern (00:30z).  
Unfortunately we don't know CW well enough to interpret what we heard, 
but can report a reception of some CW at the proper time.  We'll be 
monitoring again at the next 10 minute interval.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Palm Bay, FL, USA

Chris Moulding wrote:
> I've also forwarded the message to the APRSUK forum and local APRS 
> stations one of which is a hot air balloon enthusiast!
> 73,
> Chris, G4HYG
> Chris Moulding
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> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Europeans in the Azores and UK:
>> Please listen on 144.39 for this balloon headed your way!  Its
>> also beaconing in CW on 10.146.93 .  Any reception reports
>> please.
>> FINDU last heard it about 0100z, but as of now (about 2100z) it
>> can still be heard on HF!
>> Bob, WB4APR
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Subject: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK
>> Our launch of PBH Flight 9 to attempt the world record for
>> duration has been successful (please see www.twitter.com/pbh3
>> for more information). Our balloon is still flying and on track
>> to pass over the Azores and into the UK, assuming that our
>> battery lasts and the balloon survives another night without
>> splashing down. Do you know what are the VHF frequencies for
>> APRS in the Azores and UK? If we make it to the Azores or Europe
>> we would like attempt to track the balloon. Our Big Red Bee
>> transmitter is tuned to 144.390MHz, so if European frequencies
>> for APRS are different than those in the USA, could we ask a
>> fellow ham in Europe to change his APRS base station to
>> 144.390MHz in order to facilitate our entry into the APRS-IS?
>> Thanks so much for creating APRS! Our situational awareness
>> would not have been nearly as good as it was without it.
>> Tom Triebwasser Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin Systems Integration 
>> - Owego 1801 State Route 17C M/D 0306
>> thomas.triebwasser at lmco.com
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