[amsat-bb] Fwd: ARLS006 Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch

Stuart Balanger wa2bss at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 15:16:38 PDT 2011

*Hi Guys & Gals, (Note, the top fart is for MBARC
Members; & anyone can read the top part, which
is not private!)
Since I know that some of the new "Hams" are not
ARRL Members, I thoughtthat this would be a perfect
oppertunity to have the "New Hams" join ARRL & MBARC & the club would get
alittle back, when the "New Hams joun both ARRL & MBARC!
The ARRL home page is: www.arrl.org
& MBARC home Page: www.wr2abb.org/home/
Next MBARC "In Person" meeting (5/10); 7PM,
Po'k Gallaria (Community Room), In back of Food Ct.
(On 2nd. floor, & SW Corner of Bldg. (Where City Po'k
& Dut. Co. Loop Buses Stup!)
                                        73,.Stu (WA2BSS;Director)
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From: ARRL Web site <memberlist at www.arrl.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM
Subject: ARLS006 Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch
To: wa2bss at gmail.com

ARLS006 Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch

Space Bulletin 006  ARLS006
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  April 20, 2011
To all radio amateurs

ARLS006 Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch

The Project Blue Horizon 5 high-altitude transatlantic balloon is
scheduled for launch, weather permitting, at 0400 UTC (midnight
EDST) Friday, April 22, from Oswego, New York. The weather forecast
for launch time calls for clear to partly cloudy conditions.

The Project Blue Horizon team is attempting to break current Amateur
Radio high-altitude balloon records for distance (3361.81 miles) and
duration (49 hours, 45 minutes). The payload will be carried beneath
a 54,000 cubic foot capacity helium-filled balloon cruising between
85,000 and 100,000 feet.

Amateurs worldwide are encouraged to monitor the N2XE CW telemetry
beacons at 7.1023 and 10.1466 MHz. The balloon is also equipped with
an APRS beacon at 144.39 MHz using the call sign KC2ZJH. Amateurs
can send reports via e-mail to PBH15.data at gmail.com.

More information about the program, including the latest projected
flight path, is at the Project Blue Horizon website at,
http://www.projectbluehorizon.com.  Launch and flight updates will
also be available on Twitter at, http://twitter.com/#!/PBH5 .

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