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

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Sep 12 11:09:37 CDT 2013

Don't know about your theory, but I sure see the altitude changes you 
describe now that you mention it.  I'd think that without a human aboard 
it would have shot up and climbed a lot further than the 16K ft that 
it's currently at. But I don't have a lot of experience at balloon 
behavior.  And even more interesting is the recent drop to 14.9K as I 
finished this e-mail.

However, I have implemented a habitat DB poller and am injecting a 
HB-NG0X object into APRS based on their most recently received telemetry 
information.  When KJ4GQV goes out of APRS range, you can watch HB-NG0X 
via your favorite APRS viewer instead of going to 

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

PS. The HB-NG0X object generator is based loosely on the SOLAR1 code, 
but http://habhub.org/ provides http://habitat.habhub.org/ which is a 
web-queriable database which is more programmer friendly.

On 9/12/2013 11:21 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> 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 
> <http://aprs.fi/#%21call=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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