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[aprssig] Transatlantic Balloon Attempt

Jeff King king.robert.j at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 13:54:56 UTC 2009


Is the  firmware modified so that it is frequency agile?  (i.e. switch from
144.39 to 144.80 once it crosses a particular latitude).


On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Greg Clark <K7RKT at bigredbee.com> wrote:

> Here's what I have.  Callsign is not mentioned, but in the past they
> have used KC2TUA-11.  I believe they also plan to use 144.800 as the
> aprs frequency
>
> Flight Goals: Trans-Atlantic flight from USA to Europe; land the Air
> Vehicle in Europe; attempt world record for distance
> Flight Name: PBH-10
> Launch Location: Owego, NY
> Launch Window: 29 April, 2000-2300 EDT (30 April, 0000-0300 UTC)
> HF Frequency: 7.102.55 MHz (we're using 40 meters this time!)
>
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>
> If you or any hams you know have the capability to monitor on 40
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> include you in our communications during flight. Please be sure to
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> -- Greg
>
> On 4/27/09, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
> > Ok, we have the place (Binghamton, NY), approximate date (Wednesday-ish
> > 4/29), and type of tracker (BigRedBee).  Have the tracking callsign(s)
> been
> > determined yet?  Maybe one complete e-mail with all of the pertinent
> details
> > and maybe a web site (or blog) link would be helpful!
> >
> >  Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> >
> >
> >  Greg Clark wrote:
> >
> > > from near Binghamton, New York.
> > >
> > > This flight, as well as many others from this team, will be using one
> > > of my small APRS trackers.
> > >
> > > Greg K7RKT www.bigredbee.com
> > >
> > > On 4/27/09, Joel I.  Kandel <kandelj at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > Where's it leaving from?
> > > >
> > > >  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)"
> > > > <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> > > >  To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> > > >  Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:40 PM
> > > >  Subject: Re: [aprssig] Transatlantic Balloon Attempt
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Keep us posted and please post the tracking call-signs.  I'd like
> to
> > add
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > it to my friend filter so that I can still graph it after it leaves
> my
> > > > normal "North American" radius....
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> > > > >
> > > > > Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > There may be a transatlantic Balloon attempt this Wednesday.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It will start in the USA and hopefully make it to Europe.  It
> will
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > arrive in Europe working on 144.800 to make sure it will be seen if
> it
> > makes
> > > > it that far.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > We will need east coast tracking statiosn with beams to get the
> last
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > possible position fartherest out at sea.  I believe it will also have
> a
> > 10m
> > > > CW beacon like last time.  So get ready.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Bob, WB4APR
> > > > > >
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