[amsat-bb] Re: Balloon across Atlantic 21 April?
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 20 06:47:12 PDT 2011
I think you overlooked the paragraph - it is #3 in the original email.
>It also has an APRS GPS tracker on 144.39
>with the callsign KC2ZJH and will launch from
>*Oswego, NY* around midnight Thursday.
Being that NY is EST, it would be scheduled to launch sometime between
22/0300z and 23/0400z.
I think that is right...
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:21 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Balloon across Atlantic 21 April?
Can we please have the location of the launch? I know it has a 2 land
call sign, but now days that's meaningless.
Plus the date and time. How about in UTC time for both? This
The current target for executing launch of PBH-15 is between 11:00PM --
12:00AM on Thursday (4/21)/Friday (4/22), weather and approval permitting.
But especially the midnight thing and then EDT CDTGMT, since there is no
indication of launch site, 11:00 PM Where? Lets keep everything in
Amateur Radio on one time zone please? UTC. aka: GMT.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 4/19/2011 3:22 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> KC2TUA announces: Balloon attempt across the Atlantic. 21 April 2011
> Hams in the USA and worldwide are needed to listen on 7.1023 and 10.1466
> and to send readings of the balloon's progress to PBH15.data at gmail.com.
> information about the program, including the latest projected flight path,
> can be found at http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/
> It also has an APRS GPS tracker on 144.39 with the callsign KC2ZJH and
> launch from Oswego, NY around midnight Thursday. Thanks in advance for
> The HF downlink exact frequency will vary 10 Hz or so with temperature.
> Accurate recording of frequency will be useful.
> -Tom Triebwasser
> PBH Alumnus '09
> The Project Blue Horizon Increment 5 (PBH V) team has finalized a launch
> window for the third and final flight of Increment 5; launch of PBH-15 is
> tentatively planned for 4/21/11 -- 4/22/11. The team will be rolling out
> NO-GO communications to all parties to provide adequate time for
> individuals to plan accordingly for observing the launch or tracking and
> following the mission progress.
> The PBH-15 mission will be the Increment 5 teams attempt at breaking the
> current ARHAB distance (3,361.81 miles) and duration (49 hours, 45
> records. It will include integration of an altitude control mechanism for
> reducing air vehicle weight during flight to sustain float and 30m HF
> communications via an Enhanced Morse Decoder provided by Dylan Thorner of
> Enhanced Solutions. PBH-15 will be lifted with a 54,000 cubic foot
> Zero-pressure envelope and is projected to float for long durations
> The current target for executing launch of PBH-15 is between 11:00PM --
> 12:00AM on Thursday (4/21)/Friday (4/22), weather and approval permitting.
> At conclusion of Thursday's Flight Readiness Review (2PM - 3PM), the team
> will provide updated GO/ NO-GO information.
> During the PBH-15 mission, the Twitter feed will be updated in 30 minute
> increments at: http://twitter.com/PBH5
> For those interested in tracking the Mission Payload, the following band
> plan and call signs will be used for PBH-15:
> HAM Level
> Call Sign
> Primary Voice / Mission Communication
> Mission Payload HF (40m)
> Secondary Voice / Mission Communication
> Owego Repeater (Duplex)
> Mission Payload HF (30m)
> Mission Payload APRS
> 40m HF (Morse Code)
> See attached
> 30m HF (Morse Code)
> See attached
> Users can input data received from the Mission Payload via the "User
> tab at http://www.projectbluehorizon.com/.
> Points received from the PBH-15 payload over HF can also be submitted to:
> PBH15.data at gmail.com
> Matthew T. Lewis
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