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[aprssig] Recovery of transatlantic balloon payload in Morocco

Dave B dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 26 16:37:48 UTC 2012


On 25 Dec 2012 at 12:01, Mark Conner wrote:

> Ron K6RPT announced today that his California Near Space Project
> payload launched in early December was recovered by a team of French
> and Moroccan amateur radio operators in Morocco on the 23rd.  More
> details and pictures here at
> http://www.californianearspaceproject.com/news_cnsp-18.html.
> 
> Congratulations to Ron and CNSP on this fantastic news.
> 
> 73 de Mark N9XTN
> 


Very well done indeed Sir's.


One comment, to the CNSP team.

Considder puting a full international dialing code phone number (+1 408 
...  or 001 408 ...) on the next one, just in case.   Not just a US only 
phone number (408 ...)

Also full (http://www. etc) website addresses, and full email address 
perhaps too.  & Posably a postal address (again, full international 
format, not just a zipcode and name) too?

Don't assume it'll land next to someone who knows what it is, or more 
importantly where it came from, or that they would know how to recreate 
the correct contact details from the generic USA format on the box.

Perhaps also in a few select non english languages (as well as English.)  
French & Spanish would ge good choices consdering the likley landing 
locations. 

Make it easy for the finder, and there's a much better chance of it 
getting reported, or even returned.

73, and seasons greatings to all.

Dave G0WBX.




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