[amsat-bb] Re: FW: NASA Ames Phonesat Balloon Launch

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jun 9 07:24:29 PDT 2011

I thought per FCC rulings that cell phone use in these balloon flights 
is not legal?


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On 6/9/2011 8:27 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> APRS Balloon launch today from California Bay area!
>> On Thursday 9 June we will be doing a high-altitude balloon
>> launch of our prototype Phonesat spacecraft.... It will have
>> a separate APRS VHF beacon, but what we're really interested
>> is collecting the data from the satellite's UHF beacon.
>> It would be great if people can ...send us back any data
>> to to mikesafyan at gmail.com
> PhoneSat Details:
> - Frequency: 437.092MHz AX.25 AFSK
> - PhoneSat Callsign(s): KJ6KKZ (primary), K5RDY (temporarily during a
> reboot)
> - Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/NASA_Phonesat, follow us for live updates!
> Balloon/APRS Details:
> - Launch Time: 10-10:30AM (PDT?) (follow twitter for updates)
> - Launch Location: Valverde Park (outside of Manteca)
> - APRS tracking: Callsign KF7ODR-1
> Predicted Path:
> http://habhub.org/predict/#!/uuid=e4826f7ae71c69c1abac515a20d8e821b20f78bf
> Also, here is an article on their previous flight:
> http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/11/cell-phones-space-smartphone-nasa/
> 73,
> The PhoneSat team
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