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[aprssig] Blue Horizon Balloon info

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Sun Mar 25 13:35:59 UTC 2012


Blue Horizon info update.

APRS callsign KD2AUC-1.
  30m and 40m beacon callsign N2XE.


APRS on 144.39.

HF info: CW mode, transmitting morse code lat , long, altitude, battery 
voltage.

30m at 10.14658 05, 25, 45 minute of every hour.
40m at 7.10231 MHz  10, 30, 50 minute of every hour.

http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FKD2AUC-1&timerange=3600
No Positions received for KD2AUC-1  since last night.

Mission info at http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/#mission, including 
reports that hams have received 30m position beacons, but for some 
reason they are not publishing the lat,lons!  Must be a secret<g>.  
These locations apparently are indicated on the map at 
http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/#flight, marked with a U.  Apparently, 
a blue marker with a U is an updated prediction.  Significance of the 
icons and letters not indicated clearly on the site.  The icons sure 
don't seem to correspond with the Prediction legend colors.


Bill KC9XG

On 3/24/2012 10:12 AM, Bill Diaz wrote:
> http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/ does not have much info on their 
> Transatlantic Balloon flight attempt.   The following info contains 
> all relevant information I could find or obtain.
>
> 30m at 10.14658
> 40m at 7.10231 MHz
> CW mode, transmitting morse code lat , long, altitude, battery 
> voltage. 30m on the 05, 25, 45 of every hour 40m on the 10, 30, 50 of 
> every hour
>
> APRS callsign KD2AUC-1
>
> http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FKD2AUC-1&timerange=3600
>
> *KD2AUC-1 
> <?c=raw&limit=&call=KD2AUC-1>*>APBL10,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB1POR-1 
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=KB1POR-1>:!4110.64N/06945.08W-092/034/A=104018V399www.projectbluehorizon.com
>
>     Apparently, http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/#flight shows 
> altitude in meters.
>
> Still no CW traffic heard in Illinois on either freq at the scheduled 
> times.
>
> Bill KC9XG
>
>
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