Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Oct 26 13:34:25 CDT 2015
Sometimes when balloons descend, they are spinning around so much that
the GPS loses lock. If the balloon is programmed not to beacon unless
there's a GPS lock, that could 'splain it.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 10/26/2015 2:29 PM, Bob Harris via aprssig wrote:
> I wondered the same thing. I postulate battery failure.
> On 10/26/2015 1:51 PM, Kriss Kliegle via aprssig wrote:
>> I find it hard to believe that the KQ1L network of digi's didn't hear
>> ANYTHING from 18,000' on down.
>> From two data points:
>> @ 16:47:44 EDT 30,733' 107MPH
>> @ 16:56:29 EDT 18,327' 85MPH
>> That's ~1417' per minute descent, and still had ~12.9 minutes of
>> drift down time... which at 1 beacon per min would be atleast 12 more
>> What happened?
>> Kriss KA1GJU
>> PS I sent some emails up to Maine to nearby operators (K1JJS, N1ZNJ,
>> and KB1YTR), no response yet and it's been over 19 hrs
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