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[aprssig] Southeast Texas Balloon APRS Utilization

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue May 19 16:12:48 UTC 2009


To any that are interested, the APRS Infrastructure utilization plots 
for the three balloon trackers from Southeast Texas are available at:

http://ldeffenb.dnsalias.net/Tracking/Balloons/*

You're looking for K5LSU-11, W5GIX-11, and W5YW-11.  W5GIX-11 and 
K5LSU-11 actually had digi'd packets reach almost to Indianapolis!  
Maybe Bob needs to use balloons for the digi's for the Appalachian Trail 
Golden Packet attempt?

As always, the final dash number represents the zoom level.  The larger 
the number, the higher the resolution.  You'll need to zoom in to see 
the details on the higher numbered plots.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Visualizer of APRS Infrastructure Utilization

PS.  You can copy and use these images for any purpose, but please do 
NOT publish links to my site as my outbound bandwidth can't stand the 
strain.


Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> This is actually the second launch.  The first one went this morning 
> according to the launch announcements at:
>
> http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/ARHABlaunchannouncements.htm
>
> ACES-12 was K5LSU-11 and W5GIX-11
> ACES-13 was W5YW-11 and KD5ZUP-11
>
> Imagine a 1 watt simplex repeater at that altitude!
>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
>
> Rory Burke wrote:
>> Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>>> According to aprs.fi, K5LSU-11 was last heard just under an hour 
>>> ago.  I think it has taken itself out of the chaos, at least!
>>>
>>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
>>
>> It is still transmitting - but the packets are mangled and not making 
>> it to the internet.  They are being heard both direct and being 
>> digipeated, though.  Every 30 seconds.
>>
>> 73 - Rory - K5MBH
>>
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