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[aprssig] Blue Horizon Balloon info

Greg Clark k7rkt at bigredbee.com
Sun Mar 25 21:49:31 UTC 2012


I do have altitude based path switching in the current release, but as far
as I know, no one has used it.

I have talked with some about longitude based frequency switching, and
would be willing to create some custom firmware that implements it.

Greg Clark
K7RKT

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Steve Daniels <
steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> I would love Greg K7RKT whose tracker is in use (I have one) to include
> altitude based path switching, as it's handy for retrieval to have a path
> set to hit digi's when on the ground, and for transatlantic crossings
> longitude based frequency switching.
>
> Steve Daniels
> G6UIM
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Bob Bruninga
> Sent: 25 March 2012 22:06
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Blue Horizon Balloon info
>
> Well,
>
> Please pass back to the Blue Horizon team that I find their web page to be
> pretty useless.  Maybe I am not seeing something bccause I have an old
> browser, but there is no practical or educational information one would
> expect to see.
>
> Further, it is amazing that a group with such ambitions and background of
> multiple balloon launches over several years would launch an APRS payload
> that ignores nearly two decades of recommendations on how to configure an
> APRS device for balloon operation.
>
> Now I will be the first to admit, that mistakes happen, and believe me, I
> have made them all...  but, otherwise, we need to get in touch with these
> folks and ask them to put up a less fancy web page that focuses more on
> substance.... one with more useful information.  And to use the proper
> callsign and symbol for a balloon, and most importantly, to use an
> appropriate APRS path at altitude.
>
> Just some backseat kibitzing.
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> >   Yikes!  Looks like information is all over the
> >   place.  My browser is not letting me get any useful
> >   info from the  Blue Horizon site (or it just isn't
> >   there).  All I heard last night on 30 M was "N2XE MT
> >   MT"  and "N2XE ME MT" at random, but frequent
> >   intervals.
> >
> >
> >
> >   I have been in email contact with John, N3XE and
> >   here's what he says a few minutes ago, Steve, K9DCI:
> >
> >
> >
> >   Thanks for the note, we really need an updated
> >   status for the balloon which is now somewhere over
> >   the Atlantic Ocean.  The website is
> >   www.projectbluehorizon.com and you can get a bunch
> >   of info there as well as report and telemetry you
> >   recieve.  The 30 meter beacon transimits at 10, 30
> >   and 50 minutes after the hour on 10.1465 +/- 500 Hz
> >   depending on the payload temperature.  If you could
> >   copy the beacon we would be eternally greatful since
> >   we are not getting it here in New York.  IF you
> >   could spread the word, even better!
> >
> >
> >
> >   Yes the telemetry callsign is N2XE
> >
> >   The format is
> >   Lat
> >   Long
> >   Altitude in meters (divided by 100)
> >   Battery voltage (Divide by 10)
> >
> >
> >
> >   From John C. N2XE himself.  We ... from his
> >   BlackBerry, that is. Typos and all.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> >   -
> >
> >   Other posts here include:
> >
> >   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.
> >
> >
> >
> >   From twitter:
> >
> >   The 30m beacon reports on the 00, 20, 40 min every
> >   hour, 40m beacon on the 10, 30, 50 every hour, 30m
> >   has been easier to rx .
> >
> >       Apparently, the 30 meter schedule info published
> >   at http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/#input was
> >   incorrect at 5, 25, 45 minutes.  arghhhh, been
> >   listening at wrong times.
> >
> >       Also hearing a non position beacon at odd
> >   intervals on 30m.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   Sent from my Knight-Kit Crystal Set.
> >   --
> >   73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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