[aprssig] KD2HEQ-11

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 
>> packets.
>>
>> 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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