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[aprssig] 3 balloons aloft in NE Illinois

Greg Clark K7RKT at bigredbee.com
Thu Jul 23 20:27:19 UTC 2009


KC9LIG-11 is using one of my BigRedBee GPS transmitters.  By default, it
reports its altitude in meters -- he must not have checked the "convert
meters to feet" option.
Greg K7RKT http://www.bigredbee.com

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Bill Diaz <william.diaz at comcast.net>wrote:

> 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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