[amsat-bb] Re: AZORES -- Get Set To Monitor K6RPT-11 APRS Balloon! [Morrocco next!]
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 13 11:40:55 PST 2011
It made it across the Atlantic!
First packets being heard in the AZORES and automatically injected into the APRS-IS system:
See plot: http://aprs.fi/?call=k6rpt-11
Now we need hams in Morrocco to tune from their normal APRS channel to 144.39 for continued automatic ARPS internet tracking!
Or send raw packets to me and I will integrate them if I can...
In the “show-last” dialog box, enter 2 days to see its track all the way back to launch in Calif!
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AZORES -- Get Set To Monitor K6RPT-11 APRS Balloon!
> If no local hams speak, there is an USAF airfield at Lajes
> (or there it was a few years ago). Maybe you can find
> someone there with a 2m capable receiver willing to record a long .Wav file...
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De: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
Para: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Asunto: [amsat-bb] AZORES -- Get Set To Monitor K6RPT-11 APRS Balloon!
Fecha: mar., dic. 13, 2011 18:51
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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