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[aprssig] KC2TUA/KC2UFG Ballon Down?

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 23 00:03:50 UTC 2009


Don't know why that track URL crashed...
Try again:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=KC2TUA-8&degree=16

Also, If the Sat view is close, it looks quite near to that shoreline.

The twitter blog is interesting.  With all that, you'd think SOMEONE would have known better.

73, Steve, K9DCI


> Looks like it's down, just a few minutes ago. 
> All-in-all, it's a nice track.  AND they have quite a
> ride to pick it up...
> 
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=KC2TUA-8&degree=16
> 
> 
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> --- On Sun, 3/22/09, Mike Miller <mike.kc9doa at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Mike Miller <mike.kc9doa at sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] KC2TUA/KC2UFG Ballon QRM
> > To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> > Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 4:17 PM
> > I'm sure the interference to your
> > repeater was unintentional and 
> > just a poor choice of frequency. Both the ARRL and
> the
> > Upper New 
> > York Repeater Council band plans show 146.400 as
> simplex.
> > The 
> > ARRL does note that it may be used as a repeater input
> in
> > some 
> > areas. If the repeater had a tone protected input,
> you
> > probably 
> > would have never known they were there.
> > 
> > Mike kc9doa
> > 
> > On 22 Mar 2009 at 13:12, Ron wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > OK the balloon is out of my range now and
> approaching
> > Nfld.
> > > 
> > > I respectfully disagree that the effect of these
> > transmissions
> > > was either minimal or short-lived.
> > > 
> > > From 30,000 ft the APRS signal was being heard
> by
> > nodes over 300
> > > miles away, which could be about 25
> > digipeaters...although some
> > > would hear their neighbors transmission and not
> > repeat. Not to
> > > mention every home station that has WIDE1-1 set
> for
> > digipeating.
> > > 
> > > This has about 10 times more effect than a
> mobile
> > driving by at
> > > 60mhp.
> > > 
> > > In this case the duration of the pass was also
> > significant. From
> > > approx 08:20z to 19:30z it was heard in my area.
> > > 
> > > While the effect to our APRS network was not
> severe,
> > the 147.000-
> > > repeater took a significant beating for about 10
> hours
> > thanks to
> > > KC2UFG transmitting on an inappropriate
> frequency.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I am very disappointed that people planning such
> > extended balloon
> > > expeditions do not take these things into
> > consideration.
> > > 
> > > It has been discussed on this group a number of
> times
> > and I
> > > though there was an understanding of proper
> beacon
> > rates and
> > > paths. Especially the consideration of such
> rates
> > while aloft
> > > (>1000ft), eg: direct paths only and
> reasonable
> > beacon rates
> > > based on coverage/average speed.
> > > 
> > > 73,
> > > VE1AIC Ron
> > 
> > 
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