[amsat-bb] September 7 Western USA High Altitude Balloon Flight Includes Repeater Package
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Sun Sep 6 21:20:18 UTC 2015
September 7 Western USA High Altitude Balloon Flight Includes Repeater
The LSU HASP (High Altitude Student Platform) project expects to make a
launch attempt in the early morning on Monday September 7 around 7:30 AM MDT
(UTC - 6).
This amateur radio payload, featuring a crossband repeater, will be riding a
12 million cubic foot zero pressure balloon lifting about 2000 pounds to an
altitude of about 125,000 ft.
Jack (W7JLC) and Bryan (W7BNW) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
have installed a cross-band repeater along with the assortment of science
Uplink: 145.560 MHZ, 162.2 tone access
Downlink: 445.525 MHz
When crossband is not active, APRS on 445.925 MHz
Launch is from Ft. Sumner NM, and the balloon will drift generally westward.
When it reaches its float alitude of 125,000 ft the radio footprint will be
almost 1000 miles in diameter, reaching roughly from Dallas and San Antonio
to Phoenix and up past Denver to Ft. Collins, and down to Chihuahua in
Mexico. The flight duration is expected to be 15 to 20 hours.
The LSU HASP team and W7JLC and W7BNW invite hams to try the repeater. If
you succeed, please send a report to and want to report back to Jim, N5IB
via n5ib at juno.com
See http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/ for additional details.
[ANS thanks Jim, N5IB for the above information]
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org
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