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[aprssig] Balloon in Southeast Texas

Greg Clark K7RKT at bigredbee.com
Tue May 19 14:04:13 UTC 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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