[aprssig] FW: [amsat-bb] Anyone in eastern Florida that can listen for a mylar balloon carrying APRS today?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Oct 25 15:33:36 CDT 2015


Here's another one today...  Good time for APRS balloons!

From: wb8elk--- via AMSAT-BB
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Anyone in eastern Florida that can listen for a mylar
balloon carrying APRS today?

Launched from Huntsville, AL on Friday, a 36" Mylar party balloon carrying
an APRS transmitter (WB8ELK-3) is now about 300 miles east of Florida and
managed one digipeater hit from that position this morning. If anyone in
eastern Florida can point a gain antenna east they might be able to copy
the APRS packets which I also transmit on 144.340 MHz once a minute. It is
currently 300 miles east of Melbourne FL slowly heading south towards the
eastern Bahamas. It is solar-powered only so will only operate during the
day today.


- Bill


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