[aprssig] N1VG-11 9600 baud balloon aloft
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Apr 5 15:22:07 CDT 2014
On 4/5/2014 3:12 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
> I just made an impromptu launch of a T3 balloon tracker from my shop in Santa
> Maria. It's presently over the Santa Barbara Channel. If anyone along the
> south coast wants to listen for it, it's on 439.39 MHz. I'd be happy to hear
> any reception reports. My IGate is running a TH-D7A and an Arrow antenna on a
> This is a payload of only a few ounces, on a 1000 gram balloon (was to be 350
> but it turns out my old 350s are shot) so it could get pretty high.
On 4/5/2014 2:39 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
> Balloon N1VG-11 is aloft and transmitting at 9600 baud on 439.39 MHz.
> This is a lightweight payload with a hot fill on a 1000 gram balloon -
> hoping for a quick ride.
[ 16:10 EDT ]
What a strange track. South instead of east towards the San Joaquin and the
Sierra Nevadas! I'm tracking it on my special event UI-Webserver at:
It's jumping all over the Channel Islands area and Santa Monica bay. Is the
GPS getting flaky from low battery voltage?
Or are we once again seeing "hyper-jumps" from buggy KCP3+ TNCs being used as
igates, that suffer from the infamous random long delays in forwarding received
packets to the attached PC.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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