[aprssig] FW: Tranasatlantic multi-balloon mission in progress (bailed out?)

F8ARO Leszek f8aro at yahoo.fr
Thu Sep 12 10:58:00 CDT 2013


Hello Bob
 
One question
 
The ballon transmit like this 
 
 KJ4GQV>4W2Q1X,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1

With the new n-N paradigm for ballon or aicraft, never use anything other than Wide n-N.
( N=2 OK ).

Is it necessary to put W1-1 before ?

Thanks for your lights.


 
73 de F8ARO       Leszek
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De : Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
À : aprssig at tapr.org 
Envoyé le : Jeudi 12 septembre 2013 17h21
Objet : [aprssig] FW: Tranasatlantic multi-balloon mission in progress (bailed out?)



I just noticed he dropped from over 9000’ to ZERO near the shore line and now it is back up to 3000’ and rising.  I wonder if he bailed out at his last chance to stay dry.  Then let the balloon go since what else could you do with it.
 
Bob
Subject:Tranasatlantic multi-balloon mission in progress
 
Track the Balloon using APRS: http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FKJ4GQV&timerange=3600&tail=3600
 
Here is the web page:  http://www.clusterballoon.com/  
 
The balloon is IN FLIGHT and just crossed the Canada Shoreline at around 11 AM EDT.  APRS is tracking it though the launchers have not yet updated their web page!
 
Bob
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