[amsat-bb] FW: [aprssig] K6RPT-11 Has Left The US Mainland - Europe Get Ready to Monitor 144.39
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 13 07:01:57 PST 2011
AMSAT/APRS ops needed in Europe to track trans-atlantic balloon!
Here is the last position copied on APRS with it 500 miles out to sea headed
Its on USA freq of 144.39 so will not be heard in Europe except by people
specifically tuning for it.
Just point your high gain beam east and monitor 144.39 and capture any of
the 1200 baud AX.25 packets!
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Steve Noskowicz
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 11:30 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] K6RPT-11 Has Left The US Mainland - Europe Get Ready
to Monitor 144.39
I see that VE3LSR-4 gated it recently from about 500 miles, so hopefully
we'll be able to 'see' it about that far off the coast.
What's the radio range at 107k ft...? My calculations show about 407 miles
line-of-sight (over the horizon) to a 30' tower and 470 miles diffraction
corrected radio range, it looks reasonable.
Anybody know a URL for real-time jet stream maps/plots?
Go baby, Go!
73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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--- Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> At that altitude, what is going to
> happen over the ocean? Will it head north
> due to some influence of the lower level jet stream
> activities I wonder?
> On 12/12/2011 10:12 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> > The K6RPT-11 balloon is now headed out into the
> Atlantic! It left the US
> > East Coast in southern New Jersey at 23:12 EST (0412
> UTC). Again, people on
> > the east side of the Atlantic should start monitoring
> in 4 or 5 hours on
> > 144.39 for this balloon's 1-watt transmitter.
> > WA8LMF LiveTrack Mapping Display via UIview and
> Precision Mapping 9.0 Server
> > . <http://wa8lmf.net/LiveTrack>
> > --
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> > Skype: WA8LMF
> > Home Page: http://wa8lmf.net
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> > http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/PMap9_Notes.htm
> > Vista & Win7 Install Issues for UI-View and
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> > http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/UIview_Notes.htm#VistaWin7
> > HF APRS over PSK63
> > http://wa8lmf.net/APRS_PSK63/index.htm
> > "APRS 101" Explanation of APRS Path Selection
> & Digipeating
> > http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
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