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[aprssig] Group in Ireland wants to do a balloon

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Wed Oct 24 19:24:30 UTC 2012


I would suggest he joins the UKHAS on google group and the GPSL yahoo group

Steve Daniels
G6UIM
APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
 

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Steve Noskowicz
Sent: 24 October 2012 19:56
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Group in Ireland wants to do a balloon


   I was contacted by this fella for help with a balloon project.  Perhaps
there is a reader near him up to being an advisor. Feel free to go direct.
 
  I sent him some general ham & APRS info as well as the info below and some
images of last December's trans-Atlantic flight (APRS.fi tracks, a launch
picture and a chart of the APRS telemetry I made from the data I pulled from
.APRS.fi)
73, K9DCI, Steve
 
--- On Wed, 10/24/12, Cleary Evan Evan <student0127295 at dife.info> wrote:

From: Cleary Evan Evan <student0127295 at dife.info>
Subject: Re: weather balloon project
To: "Steve Noskowicz" <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:38 AM

hi steve, sorry for the late reply.
thank you very much for links and the ideas of where i can get info.
Myself and my college class are all complete newbies to aprs and also doing
anything like the project that we are attempting, but hey the info is all
out there so all I really need to do is research and testing and we should
be good .
Im trying to get a bit of funding together for equipment, hopefully the
college is going to chip in seeing as we're gona post pictures on their site
and any equipment purchased will be left behind for future classes. 
The course that I'm doing is an introduction into science, like a stepping
stone into a degree and the idea of this project is to get us in the mind
frame of being able to research and setup a project on our own initiative,
also to do something very cool, Im thinking of attaching a model of the
flying spaghetti monster to the payload so we may get images of his noodly
goodness from a heavenly height.  

http://www.venganza.org/ 

thats the website for the church of the fsm, its a bit of a giggle im not a
religious nut 

yet again thank you very much for the info im going to get right on top of
joining those yahoo forums and searching for people in my area who do ham
radio, oh yer Im located in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Rep. of Ireland


--- On 19 October 2012 01:36, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:

I'd like to hear more about your project, but here's what I collected not
knowing wat you may or may not already know.

The only thing I can personally recommend is to use one of the trackers that
has, or write your code to use, altitude variable packet paths.  You’ll know
what this is when you learn about APRS.   This is because at 100,000 ft you
cover an 800 mile diameter circle on the ground with signals directly from
the balloon and don’t typically require digipeaters.  What this is: at high
altitude (say above 3,000 ft) the APRS Packet Path is direct (no hops) to
prevent overloading all the digipeaters in a very large area with
unnecessary packets, yet it allows using digipeaters when needed near the
landing site.

Consider joining the Ballooning
 and/or GPSL Yahoo group(s).  These are the two biggest and most active
groups dedicated to high altitude ballooning.  These groups may have things
in their Files Areas for beginners.
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ballooning/
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Balloon_Sked/  Gives upcoming launch info
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GPSL/  Great Planes Super Launch - now a
general Balloon group


You can Google “Amateur High altitude balloon APRS”.

Here are some good links:

Some good starting advice:
 http://www.eoss.org/pubs/faqloon.htm
  Home page of
 above:  http://www.eoss.org/


This is the group that launched a balloon that made it across the Atlantic
from California.  Scroll down on the main page to see the balloon’s path
plotted on the globe::
http://www.californianearspaceproject.com/

Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio:
http://nstar.org/index.php/about-nstar

UK High Altitude Society.  There is a Beginner’s guide here that looks
pretty good to me, a non ballooner:
 http://ukhas.org.uk/

Saskatoon Amateur High Altitude Balloon Radio Club:
http://ve5aa.dyndns.org/balloon

Currently Active balloons around the world:
  http://www.s3research.com/flightdata/

Other interesting sites (there are many more)
http://info.aprs.net/index.php?title=ARHAB:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_Radio_High_Altitude_Ballooning
http://superlaunch.org/

The $150 Project:
  http://hackaday.com/2009/09/19/high-altitude-balloons/


73, Steve, K9DCI  USN (Vet)  MOT (Ret)  Ham (Yet)



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