[aprssig] Balloon in Southeast Texas
K7RKT at bigredbee.com
Tue May 19 09:04:13 CDT 2009
It seems that every time a balloon goes up we have this discussion.
that goes on and on. There are certainly pros and cons to using that
sort of path in a balloon.
The good news is that it should be all over shortly.
-- Greg K7RKT
On 5/19/09, Rory Burke <rory at burke.ac> wrote:
> The W5GIX-11 balloon was at last observation at 100,000 feet and sending
> packets with a path of WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 every thirty seconds. KJ4EXU-1
> appears to be the chase vehicle. There also appears to be either a second
> transponder, or a second balloon on K5LSU-11 transmitting with the same path
> and rate.
> I am over 150 miles away, and hearing the balloon direct as well as hearing
> it being digipeated all around me. APRS activity in Southeast Texas is
> being totally trashed by this operation.
> 73 - Rory - K5MBH
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