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[aprssig] DARPA "balloon hunt"

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Nov 3 19:28:04 UTC 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...

Bob, WB4APR





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