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[aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Thu Jul 23 18:36:32 UTC 2009


Steve,
   Dunno.  

	Interestingly, it appears there may be 2 trackers on one balloon.
KC9LIG-11 and WB9SKY-11 have been tracking very close horizontally to each
other for the duration of the flight.  If you multiply KC9LIG-11's reported
altitude by 3.28 it comes very close to the elevation reported by WB9SKY-11.
It appears KC9LIG-11 may be reporting elevation in meters.  

	Also, KC9POK-11 has not been heard in some time.  

Bill KC9XG

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Steve Noskowicz
>Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:44
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois
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>Zis him?
>KC9KKI PETER M COONS, 28W 753 ROOSEVELT ROAD, WEST CHICAGO, IL, 60185 
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>-- 73, Steve, K9DCI
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>--- 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/
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>> > 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/08746.7
>2W-098/036/A=
>> > 007734 Adler Far Horizons balloon
>> >
>> 
>WB9SKY-11>APT311,WIDE2-2,qAR,W9DRR-10:/165654h4102.83N/08743.09
>WO087/040/A=0
>> > 31218
>> >
>> 
>KC9POK-11>APT312,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KD8CAO:/165736h4103.20N\08
>735.06WS100/0
>> > 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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