[amsat-bb] Re: SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jul 23 15:10:56 PDT 2007

On Wed 25 July, AMSAT volunteers will launch an APRS balloon
(simulated satellite) SIMSAT from the DELMARVA penninsula near
Salisbury Maryland.  East coast launches are rare.

Midday on Tuesday some low-power 433.92 MHz "cricket-sats" may
also be launched. See the web page:


AMSAT volunteers will operate an HF net also on 3860 KHz during
the launches.  Local coordination will be on the 146.82 repeater
(PL 156).

WB4APR-9 will be the primary tracking chase vehicle.  Winds are
light and maybe it will fall on land.  If it goes to sea, we
have no boats available..  This is all N8PK, Pat Kilroy's
project, so also watch his mobiles and APRS posit N8PK-9.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Pat Kilroy
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 6:52 PM
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation
> help set up and operate a ground station
> at the AMSAT Lab in Pocomoke City, Md.  The
> task is to receive simple telemetry and to
> participate in the radio net covering one
> or both high-altitude balloon missions
> carrying Amateur Radio on Tuesday, July 24
> and on Wednesday, July 25.
> For lots of background information about the
> SimSat-3A and SimSat-3B flights please go to
>        The SimSat Announcement Page at:
>        http://www.patkilroy.com/simsat
> See also the complete Task List for operators
> to participate either from home or at our
> launch site on the eastern shore.
> What do you think?
> A ground station at the AMSAT Lab supporting
> a SimSat flight would provide good, positive
> visibility to AMSAT.
> Please give me a call and I'd be glad to
> explain what can be done at the lab, however
> simple.  The event will be quite educational.
> Could be quite a lot of fun too!
> 73 de
> Pat N8PK
> for SimSat
> Patrick L. Kilroy
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