[aprssig] DARPA "balloon hunt"
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Nov 3 13:28:04 CST 2009
>> I personally would find it hard not to consider
>> that using amateur radio to pursue a $40K prize
>> as anything but a pecuniary interest.
> Hummh... Got me there!
OK, so it looks like a GREAT DAY for an APRS balloon launch. We
track it with APRS and so will all the world as the word gets
out. Launch several...
Problem is, that a typical balloon is only visible for a few
minutes at most in the area of launch and from then on, its out
of sight and out of mind. So maybe a SLOW assent would be
best... Also makes for quicker recovery...
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