[amsat-bb] Re: APRS Balloon antenna tracking

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Oct 23 06:54:27 PDT 2012

And where on the planet might this "local" event be? A balloon can have a
range of 400 miles or so.  Lots of us can watch if we know what part of
the planet this might be in...

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of David Julian
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 7:59 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] APRS Balloon antenna tracking

A local University is going to do a balloon launch and release a paper
airplane this Saturday. they will have APRS on both the balloon and
airplane with the goal to find both when they land. I won't be able to
join the chase but just for fun I would like to use my satellite antenna
array to track them. Is anyone aware of a program that will steer the
antenna's based on received APRS data? I am using an LVB tracker and Yaesu
5400 setup and have SATPC32 and Nova for windows if there is some sort of
an interface program.

Thanks//Dave WB9YIG
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