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[aprssig] K6RPT-12 Balloon Small circle on APRS.fi

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Mon Dec 3 06:37:35 UTC 2012


The smaller circle marks the area where the flying thing is over 5 degrees 
of elevation. It's what the very active mostly UK-based balloon group on 
#highaltitude (irc.freenode.net) are using on their excellent balloon 
tracking and landing predictor site:

http://track.spacenear.us/

http://blog.aprs.fi/2012/03/dead-reckoning-and-horizont-circles.html

On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Steve Noskowicz wrote:

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> Uh... I can SEE it at the site, but what does it represent?    I'm sure he posted something here, once-upon-a-time, but obviously the half-life of that knowledge has been exceeded.
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> I guess I'm just thick today.   Your image, Lynn,  just ISN'T *talking* to me. (;-)
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> Guessing is futile.  SO... you saying  I'll have to join the Group, eh? ...
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>  Waiting for that Homer Simpson DOH! moment...
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> 73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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> --- Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
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>> From the "picture is worth 1000 words" department:
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> That'd be a question for the aprs.fi Google group.
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> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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> On 12/2/2012 9:20 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
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> What's the smaller circle on APRS.fi?
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> The larger one agrees with my radio horizon calculations.
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> 73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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