[amsat-bb] AZORES -- Get Set To Monitor K6RPT-11 APRS Balloon!
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 13 09:51:35 PST 2011
Subject: Re: [aprssig] ATTN: European Hams -- Get Set To Monitor K6RPT-11
Well, if -11 is still airborne, operational, and headed in the same
direction - and if anybody in the Azores is listening, it ought to be in
Its on 144.39 MHz, AX.25 1200 baud packet
> To see a complete picture of K6RPT-11's flight across the United
> States (APRS-wise, at least), check out
> Last received packet at 08:42 UTC on 2011-12-13 put it 400 miles off
> the East coast of the United States, moving east at 150 miles per hour
> at 109,000 feet.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 12/12/2011 10:25 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>> The K6RPT balloons launched from California late Sunday afternoon
>> local time (about 0100 UTC Monday) have far exceeded expectations.
>> K6RPT-12 landed Monday afternoon near Indianapolis, Indiana.
>> K6RPT-11 survived the day's UV exposure and is still flying as of
>> 22:30 EST (03:30 UTC). It's currrently over the state of Maryland
>> about 50 miles (80 KM) north of Washington, D.C moving at 145 MPH
>> (230 KM/h). This balloon is going to be out over the Atlantic
>> within the next hour if all goes well. There is now a real
>> possibility that it may get into radio range of the UK or continental
>> Europe sometime Tuesday morning UTC.
>> The problem is that it is transmitting on the North American APRS
>> frequency of 144.39 MHz. Could some Euro receive/igate stations
>> temporarily retune their RX to 144.39 until midday UTC Tuesday?
>> Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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