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[aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 23 17:44:08 UTC 2009




Zis him?
KC9KKI PETER M COONS, 28W 753 ROOSEVELT ROAD, WEST CHICAGO, IL, 60185 

-- 73, Steve, K9DCI



--- On Thu, 7/23/09, Clay Melhorn <n9io at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >  
> Bill,
> 
> That is Pete Coons (forget his callsign) and his large
> group, mainly youth from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
> 
>  
> 
> I met him back in March or April.
> 
> They launch from about 10 miles from my home at Koerner
> Airfield on the SW outskirts of Kankakee.  I should get
> on their mailing list and do some chasing one day. Might be
> fun.
> 
>  
> 
> For anyone interested in a simple on the ground RF APRS
> story.
> 
> Check out this article on page two from the April KARS Key
> Klicks newsletter
> 
> from Kankakee, IL.
> 
> http://www.w9az.com/Newsletters/KARS-April-09.pdf
> 
> Clay Melhorn N9IO Bonfield, IL
> Webmaster:
> KARS - Kankakee Area Radio Society - W9AZ http://www.w9az.com/
> ARRL (Central Division) http://www.central.arrl.org/
>  
>  
>  
> 
> 
> 
>  
> > From: william.diaz at comcast.net
> > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:59:50 -0500
> > Subject: [aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois
> > 
> > There are apparently 3 balloons aloft to the East of
> Kankakee, IL, beaconing
> > at 30 second intervals on 144.39.
> > 
> >
> KC9LIG-11>APBL10,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,W9DRR-10:!4103.03N/08746.72W-098/036/A=
> > 007734 Adler Far Horizons balloon
> >
> WB9SKY-11>APT311,WIDE2-2,qAR,W9DRR-10:/165654h4102.83N/08743.09WO087/040/A=0
> > 31218
> >
> KC9POK-11>APT312,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KD8CAO:/165736h4103.20N\08735.06WS100/0
> > 27/A=043819/DePaul High Altitude Ball
> > 
> > Note the paths used. The local channel is solid,
> wall-to-wall packets,
> > rendering it essentially useless to other users.
> > 
> > Bill KC9XG
> > 
> > 
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