[amsat-bb] Party Balloon Long Duration Mission
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Mar 28 19:27:15 PDT 2012
Launch Thurs PM maybe... Tune up those 10m beams.
If we are lucky, we hope to launch our 6 party-balloon long duration payload Thursday evening around sunset EST. It has no APRS, just a 10m CW telemetry system. We will have to locate it by signal strength and beam headings only.
If you have APRS you can uplink your beam heading via APRS so we can see the DF solution maybe...
More tomorrow (again, if we are lucky). It will only be at 15,000 feet or so, vulnerable to weather and not so great winds...
The battery could last 10 days....
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