[amsat-bb] High Altitude APRS Balloon over Arabian Sea

Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS] wmy at isac.gov.in
Sun Oct 13 06:46:30 PDT 2013

Dear Friends,
I'm posting this mail on behalf of Mohan VU2MYH and his colleagues.

This morning at 12:30 UT a balloon carrying APRS payload was launched  
from Hosakote near Bangalore South India. The call sign is VU2MYH and  
the balloon was tracked successfully since launch till now. But the  
balloon has unexpectedly into a very long flight and it is currently  
crossed the Indian coast line on the western side near udupi, a place  
near to Mangalore and it is still in flight. Though, I'm able to  
receive the signals till now, but it is not stable, probably due to  
low voltage for my MixW to decode the telemetry.

The last recorded data in my Club station [VU2URC]ISRO Satellite  
Centre, Bangalore at 11:41:19 UT indicates the position 13.41.19 N/  
74.18.79 E at an altitude of 64763 feet [19744 meters].

It is very evident that we may not be able to recover the payload, but  
would like to request our friends if any sailing over Arabian Sea and  
stations located around east coast of Africa and west of India to  
listen on to APRS signals on 145.765 Mhz.

If signals were heard, the following persons who are mobile since  
morning and tracking the balloon may kindly be contacted on:

Sanjay: +91 888 569 8940
Prasad: +91 974 250 9781

73 de


Secretary & Station-In-Charge
Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC
ISRO Satellite Centre
HAL Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017.
Mobile:  91-80-98803 41456
E-mail ID: wmy at isac.gov.in
            vu2wmy_mani at yahoo.com
            isrohams at yahoo.com

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