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[aprssig] N1VG-11 Balloon Fight Over, Details on My Website

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Jun 20 20:00:56 UTC 2010


N1VG-11 balloon has now landed, after crossing over some of the most 
extreme mountain terrain in Southern California.  Conveniently, the 
constantly-shifting winds aloft brought it down in flat terrain 
instead.    

Details and screen caps of the flight from UI-View + UI-HeightTrack are 
here on my website.:



     <http://wa8lmf.net/N1VG_Balloon_2>


At the last moment, about 2/3rds of the way through the flight, I 
suddenly decided to setup and try the obscure UI-View plugin 
"Position2NMEA" that can export tracking data to non-APRS mapping 
programs. 

Pos2NMEA works by simulating a standard NMEA GPS on a virtual COM port,  
by taking data from a SINGLE designated station being tracked in 
UI-View.     This shows the results plotted in Delorme TopoUSA 8.0.  

     <http://wa8lmf.net/N1VG_Balloon_2/N1VG-11_TopoUSA_Track.gif>     

[When I saw the balloon heading for the rugged terain of the Tehachapi 
Mountains, I was thinking it might come down in really extreme terrain.]



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