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[aprssig] How many Hams does it take to watch a balloon event?

David Flood davidf4 at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 7 22:11:26 UTC 2012


I'm either not saying the email list is emergency-only.

But, to get the info out only required two (possibly three) messages:

1) We're planning a launch. Here's the intended callsign.

2) It's launched.  Here's the callsign.

After that its up to those who care to track it via their own private means.

Number 3 would be "It's down, we need help recovering it."

And, if you really want to pick nits, any launch _intended_ to leave the geographical region that it's launched in that doesn't take the different APRS frequencies into account is mostly a waste of resources and shouldn't happen.  Unless everyone wants to break their own arms trying to pat themselves on the back for not planning ahead when launching a multi-region attempt.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles Bland <root at blandranch.net>
>Sent: Dec 7, 2012 12:46 PM
>
>I didn't think it was either. In fact, it is just for this kind of
>effort to get the news out ON THIS SUBJECT.
>
>On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Correct me if I am wrong, but I didn't consider this forum to be primarily for emergencies.





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