[aprssig] FW: Jonathan Trappe Cluster Balloon Flight to Use APRS

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Sep 12 08:10:11 CDT 2013


At least this one is tracking a live human flight!  I'd gladly give 
network space to such a mission as compared to just a few cameras and 
radios in a "dumb" payload. He's planning to be out of APRS coverage in 
short order anyway.

http://www.clusterballoon.com/

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  But I 100% agree with your option of WIDE1-1 for anything over a 
few thousand feet!

On 9/12/2013 8:35 AM, Ron wrote:
>
> Oh Great, another dumb balloon running ridiculous path and beaconing crazy all over the place.
>
> At 23,000 ft a path of  WIDE1,WIDE2-1 is abusive. It has a direct coverage of over 200 miles. So every node within 200 miles is trying to repeating it.
> KJ4GQV>4W1W4S,VE1TRO,WIDE1*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
> `^A7n aO/"sS}
>
> Even Aprs.Fi thinks so:
>
> Altitude:5402 m
> Course:98°
> Speed:35 km/h
> Last path:KJ4GQV>4W1W4U via WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE9CRM
> This station appears to be flying at high altitude and using
> digipeaters, which causes serious congestion in the APRS network. The
> tracker should be configured to only use digipeaters when at low
> altitude.
>
>
> 17 seconds between packets on average..
>
>
> 73, Ron VE1AIC
>
>
>
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>     1. FW: Jonathan Trappe Cluster Balloon Flight to Use APRS
>        (Robert Bruninga)
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> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:42:08 -0400
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] FW: Jonathan Trappe Cluster Balloon Flight to Use
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> Subject: Jonathan Trappe Cluster Balloon Flight to Use APRS
>
> Got this from AL0I.    Bob, WB4aPR
>
> Should be an adventure!
> ------
> Jonathan Trappe will be undertaking a manned Trans-Atlantic cluster
> balloon flight from Maine to Europe with balloon fill beginning at 1000
> UTC on 11 September.  He is flying with several tracking devices, and one
> of those is APRS.  Here are some URLs with info:
>
> http://www.clusterballoon.com/
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/ncnearspace/iqCvrBiEVHM
>
> His call is KJ4GQV by the way.
>
>
> Todd
> AL0I
>
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