[amsat-bb] Re: Transatlantic balloon attempt

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Tue Mar 27 20:43:05 PDT 2012

I am curious as to how they are controlling the HF beacons, as a beacon may 
not be automatically controlled below 28.200 MHz (Part 97.203(d)).  So do 
they have a control link, or are they operating with no control?

Or did they receive a waiver from the FCC?

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Transatlantic balloon attempt

>I still have not heard of anyone copying the HF beacons on 30 and 40m. 
>(10.147 and 7.102 MHz).  I am curiouis about this because our next balloon 
>flight will only have an HF beacon and nothing else.
> I have been  in the 400 mile footprint most of the morning, and have heard 
> nothing, though it is tracking out past Nova Scotia just fine on APRS... 
> http://aprs.fi/KD2AUC-1
> Bob, WB4APR

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