[amsat-bb] Re: ANSR Flight 64

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Oct 7 16:59:45 PDT 2011

Hi Rick!

> the Arizona Near Space research group will be launching a high altitude balloon
> with a ham radio payload on Saturday at 0900 mst (1600ut) from Maricopa, AZ,
> about 30 miles south of Phoenix. the balloon will be carrying a cross band
> repeater and APRS digi and an SSTV system. Expected burst altitude is about
> 90,000+ feet. this should give a foot print of about 450ish miles at max altitude.
> If it stays in the central AZ area, this would reach out into SoCal, Western New
> Mexico, southern Utah & Nevada and northern Sonora
> I'll be trying to work the Cross band repeater and if time allows the APRS digi.
> Detail including frequencies and such are at www.ansr.org.
> Kevin KF7MYK, if it get high enough, you should be well in range. This
> sounds like something you';d be interested in. Listen for my call.

If Kevin isn't in southern Nevada, he might not be able to hear this one.  A few
years ago, I put together a simple web page that included coverage maps
based on the balloon being over the area south of Phoenix for those balloon
flights.  It's at:


If I'm not terribly busy in the morning, I may give that a listen.

In the past, once those balloons are up a bit, a VX-2R (1W) and a duckie
in Phoenix was more than enough to work the cross-band repeater.  Just like
working the FM satellites, except you won't have to deal with Doppler.



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