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[aprssig] K6RPT-14 APRS Balloon Launch Underway!

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Aug 30 17:15:23 UTC 2010


K6RPT-14 has landed.  You can view APRS infrastructure usage for the 
WIDE2-1 balloon at:

http://ldeffenb.dnsalias.net.nyud.net/Tracking/Balloons/K6RPT-14*

Beacons are still being received direct by an IGate even now that the 
balloon is on the ground (or maybe in a tree if you look at Google's 
satellite view).  I copied the peak altitude packet at 122,675 feet.  
I've also attached a .GPX file of the flight if it makes it through the 
mailing list.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - APRS Infrastructure Visualization

Rudy Benner wrote:
> It looks like its down and still sending beacons? How convenient. !!
>
> ET call Home !!
>
> ve3bdr
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Rudy Benner" <benner at vianet.ca>
> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 10:21 AM
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] K6RPT-14 APRS Balloon Launch Underway!
>
>> Looks like it wants to go home.
>>
>> ve3bdr
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
>> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 8:17 AM
>> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Subject: [aprssig] K6RPT-14 APRS Balloon Launch Underway!
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> California Near Space Project - High Altitude Attempt (K6RPT-14)
>>>
>>>
>>> California Near Space Project (CNSP) is preparing to launch a high
>>> altitude balloon into the stratosphere on Monday August 30, 2010 at 
>>> 5:00
>>> a.m.
>>>
>>> The launch will take place at 4954 Almaden Expressway - San Jose, CA
>>> 95118  (37.25945  -121.87479)
>>>
>>> The weather balloon will be filled with a 137 cubic feet of helium to a
>>> diameter of 6.4 feet and will ascend around 730 feet per minute.  
>>> When the
>>> balloon reaches its maximum altitude it will expand to a diameter of 42
>>> feet and then burst.
>>>
>>>      <http://www.CaliforniaNearSpaceProject.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> Watch the track on both UI-View and on a 3D Topo Map display at:
>>>
>>>      <http://wa8lmf.net/LiveTrack>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>>
>>> Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
>>> EchoLink Node:      WA8LMF  or 14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
>>> Skype:        WA8LMF
>>> Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net
>>>
>>> =====  Vista & Win7 Install Issues for UI-View and Precision Mapping 
>>> =====
>>>     http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/UIview_Notes.htm#VistaWin7
>>>
>>> *** HF APRS over PSK63 ***
>>>    http://wa8lmf.net/APRS_PSK63/index.htm
>>>
>>> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>>>   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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