[aprssig] Amazing APRS HD Balloon video...

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Apr 2 10:08:25 CDT 2016


Fantastic Balloon HD video.  An amazingly video Edited down to show the
whole mission in a few minutes.  Well worth watching!  Posted by Kevin
Reeve  on the aprsisce group:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxaKxS5POmY

remainder of his post...

They used http://predict.habhub.org/ for path prediction and here is the
> video:
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> It landed within 3.5 miles of the prediction.  We hit 115k feet.
> You can see the APRS data here.
> http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FCMAKER&timerange=3600&tail=3600
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> We had a byonics MT1000 on board and also their Fox beacon.    A arduino,
> sensors, gps, and data logger on board and recorded temperature, pressure,
> luminosity, UV, 3 axis gyro, compass, and accelerometer.
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> A group of hams used aprsis32 in their vehicles to track the balloon and
> find its landing location so the girls could come in and hike to the
> landing spot.  Girls and parents headed towards a rendezvous point and
> could view the balloon tracking on their smart phones using aprs.fi in
> the areas that had cell coverage.
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> Our last reading was at 8200 a little over 1000k feet from the landing
> elevation.   The chasers could not hear the APRS packet once it was on the
> ground.   They used the last reading they had to get to the general
> vicinity and then could pick up the beacon, get a reading and know about
> where it was.    It landed in a hilly area of Wyoming where there are lots
> of gas and oil mines, and lucky to be about 1/4 mile off of a 4-Wheel drive
> road.
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> You can watch a short video with HD footage onboard here.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxaKxS5POmY
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> It was a lot of fun for both the girls and the ham chase team.  Doing
> another one in June.
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> Kevin N7RXE
> Logan, UT
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> Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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> Subject: [aprsisce] Settings for tracking a Balloon
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> This will be my first year using this program for balloon chasing. I used
> UI-View previously many years ago for this. This sunday our club will be
> assisting a class from Florida State University to track and locate the
> balloon. Other than the Footprint setting, is there anything else that I
> need to configure?
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> Interesting there is a company that makes a device called Eagle Flight
> Computer that contains an aprs transmitter, GPS, pressure sensor etc that
> is marketed for schools. The packet paths are adjusted automatically
> depending on the altitude so on the way down (I believe below 3000'), it
> adds WIDE 1-1 to the mix for additional digi coverage. The only
> configuration that you have to do for APRS is the callsign.
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> The call will be K4TLH-11 in case anyone would like to flight follow.
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> ...DOUG
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> KD4MOJ
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