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[aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Thu Jul 23 20:09:22 UTC 2009


Sam,
	Recovery operations appear to be underway in NW Indiana.
Bill KC9XG

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Sam Guccione
>Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 14:40
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois
>
>
>What is latest on balloons in NE IL?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]On
>Behalf Of Bill Diaz
>Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:37 PM
>To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois
>
>
>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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>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/08746.7
>>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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