[amsat-bb] Re: FW: [aprssig] K6RPT-11 Has Left The US Mainland - Europe Get Ready to Monitor 144.39

Joe nss at mwt.net
Tue Dec 13 07:17:45 PST 2011

Also Keep an ear out on the same frequency for NG0X-2

It is a similar flight, and it actually may arrive across the pond first 
it had a several hundred mile head start.


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On 12/13/2011 9:01 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> AMSAT/APRS ops needed in Europe to track trans-atlantic balloon!
> Here is the last position copied on APRS with it 500 miles out to sea headed
> for Europe..
> http://aprs.fi/?call=k6rpt-11&mt=roadmap&z=7&timerange=172800&_s=ss_call
> Its on USA freq of 144.39 so will not be heard in Europe except by people
> specifically tuning for it.
> Just point your high gain beam east and monitor 144.39 and capture any of
> the 1200 baud AX.25 packets!
> Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Steve Noskowicz
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 11:30 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] K6RPT-11 Has Left The US Mainland - Europe Get Ready
> to Monitor 144.39
> I see that VE3LSR-4 gated it recently from about 500 miles, so hopefully
> we'll be able to 'see' it about that far off the coast.
> What's the radio range at 107k ft...?  My calculations show about 407 miles
> line-of-sight (over the horizon) to a 30' tower and 470 miles diffraction
> corrected radio range, it looks reasonable.
> Anybody know a URL for real-time jet stream maps/plots?
> Go baby, Go!

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