[aprssig] Balloon Launch Thursday maybe 10 AM

Thomas Krahn thomas at tkrahn.com
Wed Jul 17 18:44:45 CDT 2013

I agree,

I wouldn't feel comfortable launching a $10,000 payload with at least 3 
independent high altitude GPS trackers.
If you could wait with the launch a few more days I could send you a Pecan:


On 07/17/2013 06:33 PM, Jason Rausch wrote:
> Bob,
> You could have came to me and I would have found a way to get an 
> RTrak-HAB to you for this flight.  Not only would it be a proven HAB 
> platform flying, but it DOES work above the 18K limit and will 
> remained lock for the flight.  I just don't understand why these 
> cobbled together payloads are used for such important flights.
> Jason Rausch - Amateur Radio Callsign: KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> *To:* aprssig at tapr.org
> *Cc:* wa3nan at lists.nasa.gov; aprs at yahoogroups.com
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:56 PM
> *Subject:* [aprssig] Balloon Launch Thursday maybe 10 AM
> Launch from Lancaster PA, mild winds.
> Should go up to 100k feet and then come down not far from launch.  Be 
> heard across 15 states.
> Though it is a non high altitude GPS and FIX will be stuck above 18k 
> feet until it comes back down.
> Callsign is W3ADO-11 and it will be on 144.39
> If anyone KNOWS that a Tinytrack3 and GPS2 from Byonics will **not** 
> re-aquire when it comes back below 18k feet please let us know NOW.
> Thanks  The rest of the payload costs $10,000 and we don’t want to 
> lose it.  It is a different schools project that noone else can 
> access, so I wont bother with details.
> Bob
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