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[aprssig] High Altitude GPS needed ASAP

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Mar 23 20:21:53 UTC 2010


Bob, let me check on that - I've had good communication with a new GPS 
supplier.  My balloon launch this morning was to test one of their 
modules with high-altitude firmware, but it looks like the payload froze 
before it got very high.

And before anyone asks (again), yes, we overflew the airport, and yes, 
we coordinated the launch with ATC.  Could have driven it outside of 
class D airspace, but it's vastly easier to launch from a nice, 
sheltered warehouse with a roll-up door.

Scott
N1VG

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> this is a one-way trip, testing... a Prolific GPS 
>> receiver that the manufacturer assures me has 
>> firmware specially loaded for high-altitude operation.
> 
> I have a rocket launch in late April that needs an UNLIMITED GPS
> not only in Altitude (100 miles) but also Rocket Speeds.  Just
> exactly the kind that the USA security does not allow to be
> sold.
> 
> Does anyone have any leads?
> This will be a US government launch, so I can get the necessary
> credentials, but the problem is the short fuse, and need for low
> cost (student payload).
> 
> Bob, Wb4APR
> 
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