[amsat-bb] Re: Party Balloon Long Duration Mission

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Thu Mar 29 13:33:15 PDT 2012

Launch point ?  predicted direction of travel?


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Behalf Of Bob Bruninga 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:27 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Party Balloon Long Duration Mission

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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