[Balloons] launch 3/1

COREY MESENBRINK kc0yns at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 3 19:39:39 CST 2012


Just wanted to add the Raw data from the chat site while the Balloon was in the air today....Hard to read but some interesting comments
 
 
http://habhub.org/zeusbot/logs/highaltitude.log.20120303
 
Also another web site of upcoming launches: http://www.arhab.org/
 

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 From: the_Biggerstaffs <the_biggerstaffs at embarqmail.com>
To: 'COREY MESENBRINK' <kc0yns at yahoo.com>; 'BCARES Balloon List' <balloons at mail.k0si.net> 
Cc: Jack Boswell <jtboswe at mchsi.com>  
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2012 2:13 PM
Subject: RE: [Balloons] launch 3/1
  

Hi Corey and the group,
 
The Mississippi to Alabama balloon flight was fun to watch on APRS.fi and to track direct on HF Radio.
http://aprs.fi/?call=kc5nxd-12&mt=roadmap&z=8&timerange=86400&_s=ss_call
It appears it came pretty closed to landing on an interstate highway…boy would that make recovering your payload difficult!
 
I learned a few things I certainly did not know today as well.  Of most interest was the use of HF to transmit telemetry on the flight.  I would guess the folks that programmed the payload for this flight might just be some of the sharpest knives in the drawer!  The Payload as described in the link below, transmitted in several modes on HF, did a voice ID as well on UHF and did the regular APRS transmission on VHF.  I received it here for over two hours on a pretty regular basis.  I used fldigi software , to receive the telemetry reports.  Fldigi, by practice, has become the standard for use with the State Emergency Management Agency recently.  I learned today that there is a special version or plug-in for fldig called dl-fldigi that specializes in balloon telemetry.  I could not get it downloaded today but plan to in the future.  I learned about it by drilling down in some of the links in the page linked below.
 
Fun day here in Jefferson City.   73,  Jim  
 
 
From:balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net [mailto:balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net] On Behalf Of COREY MESENBRINK
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:07 PM
To: balloons at mail.k0si.net
Subject: [Balloons] launch 3/1
 
Passing this on from Larry's list.....They have a good payload......Corey
 
The Olde Towne Middle School Radio and Technology Club & Science Club would like to announce their upcoming near-space balloon launch. The launch will take place March 3rd at 9:30 plus or minus a little for wx delays. The balloon and payload will be named Leo-1 after Leo McGehee K5LEM (SK) who was a vital member of our chase on our first balloon launch last Spring. This year we are focusing on using the balloon as a payload delivery system for science projects that are dependent on getting into the stratosphere. 

See either of these links for detailed information on this event:

<http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?335496-Titans-in-Space-Near-Space-Upcoming-Balloon-Launch-LEO-1>

or

<http://tinyurl.com/7fazwgx
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