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[aprssig] [amsat-bb] Party Balloon Long Duration Mission (LAUNCHED!)

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Mar 30 00:43:22 UTC 2012


Balloon was released at 2330z (1930EDT) and is headed SE from Annapolis at 6
knots.

Rising very slowly. But it reached Freezing (0C) at 0020z so that should be
about 7500'

See http://aprs.org/balloons.html

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:43 PM

But We notice another Device with CW on nearly the same freq.  Our dial freq
will be 28.223 USB dial, but we hear another CW signal (Italian) down at
28.222 USB dial.</B>
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Filling balloons now.

-----Original Message-----
Balloon web page is up.  Launch hopefully by sunset from Annapolis Maryland.

Start here:    http://aprs.org


-----Original Message-----
If we are lucky, we hope to launch our 6 party-balloon long duration payload
Thursday evening around sunset EST.    It has no APRS, just a 10m CW
telemetry system.  We will have to locate it by signal strength and beam
headings only.

If you have APRS you can uplink your beam heading via APRS so we can see the
DF solution maybe...

More tomorrow (again, if we are lucky).  It will only be at 15,000 feet or
so, vulnerable to weather and not so great winds...

The battery could last 10 days....

Bob, WB4APR






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