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[aprssig] BEAR launch this morning - Tracks available

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Sat Apr 24 22:15:08 UTC 2010


> I thought the chasers were going to manage to catch it before it hit the 
> ground!

Lynn, I believe on the last couple of flights, Barry, James and Company were there to watch it hit the ground!

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC
www.rpc-electronics.com


--- On Sat, 4/24/10, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:

> From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> Subject: [aprssig] BEAR launch this morning - Tracks available
> To: "Balloon_Sked" <Balloon_Sked at yahoogroups.com>, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Cc: "James Ewen" <ve6srv at gmail.com>
> Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1:00 PM
> APRS activity maps are available for
> today's VE6ATV-11/-12 Balloon 
> Flight.  You'll find them at:
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/KJ4ERJ-VE6ATV
> 
> VE6ATV-11 managed to squirt a packet or two long haul, so
> the map is 
> compressed to cover the range.  VE6ATV-12 is much
> closer in with the 
> local infrastructure.
> 
> I also provided 2 screen captures from my APRSIS32 client
> showing the 
> altitudes along the track for each balloon.  They're
> the files that are 
> called:
> 
> VE6ATV-11/-12-20100424.png
> 
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - APRS Infrastructure Visualization
> (and author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32)
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aprsisce/
> http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/start
> 
> PS.  That was a cool flight to watch from afar. 
> I thought the chasers 
> were going to manage to catch it before it hit the ground!
> 
> James Ewen wrote:
> > For those interested, another in the BEAR series out
> of Edmonton will
> > be launching this morning.
> >
> > Look for the VE6ATV-11 callsign in the air over
> Alberta.
> >
> > Beautiful clear skies, and calm winds this morning.
> >
> > Flight will be a shakedown for the University of
> Alberta Physics
> > department, and a maiden voyage for the R-Trak HAP
> hardware just
> > delivered a few days ago.
> >
> > Using a 30 year old military balloon, so nothing
> special expected.
> > Well, I guess a flight of any sort will be special.
> >
> > This flight is to show the U of A how the process
> runs, and then next
> > semester, the experiments should start to fly.
> >
> > Off to the launchpad!
> >
> > T-54 minutes and counting.
> >
> > James
> > VE6SRV
> >   
> 
> 
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