[amsat-bb] Re: Party Balloon Long Duration Mission (still GO!)

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Thu Mar 29 15:58:09 PDT 2012

Well, kids...on 28.223 at my house, I'm hearing the N4QDK/B beacon out of
NCarolina...according to qrz, he has a 10w beacon at 28.2225. If I'm hearing
it in Southern Oregon, I suspect it will mess up the balloon telemetry


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:43 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Party Balloon Long Duration Mission (still GO!)

Launch is still go for about 2230z (6:30 PM EDT) tonight

But We notice another Device with CW on nearly the same freq.  Our dial freq
will be 28.223 USB dial, but we hear another CW signal (Italian) down at
28.222 USB dial.</B>

Filling balloons now.

-----Original Message-----
Balloon web page is up.  Launch hopefully by sunset from Annapolis Maryland.

Start here:    http://aprs.org

-----Original Message-----
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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