[amsat-bb] Round the world APRS balloon
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Mar 2 06:45:44 PST 2012
An around the world balloon attempt will be made sometime next week. The
payload is about the size of two 9v batteries (50 grams) and will be carried
by 10 underinflated party balloons above 40,000 feet in the Jet Stream.
The balloon will only have CW battery, Inside and Outside temp data. All
tracking will be done by DFing on 28.223 MHz. Ideallly, everyone with APRS
will enter DF reports using the built-in DF functions in most clients so
that the track can be plotted. Those without APRS can email DF headings to
the indicated address.
The web page is in work but will simply be APRS.ORG to keep the CW short.
We are busy finishing it. Anything new will be posted on the web page when
we know it.
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