[Balloons] Fwd: Fw: [LarrysList] Launching of Weather balloons from Forest Park as part of a NASA ozone research program

Dave Larsen kv0s.dave at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 14:16:03 CDT 2013


Cory

Here is the answer to your question.  Also 405.00 mhz is the standard
radiosonde telemetry frequency and they are flying regularly

Dave KV0S

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Charles Graves <gravesce at slu.edu>
Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Balloons] Fw: [LarrysList] Launching of Weather balloons from
Forest Park as part of a NASA ozone research program
To: "Market, Patrick S." <MarketP at missouri.edu>
Cc: Dave Larsen <kv0s.dave at gmail.com>


David/Pat,

They are using the 405.00 frequency with an iMET radiosonde.  They also run
a trajectory program to estimate where it will go.  They could send you
that info for each launch if you are interested.  I heard today they are
cancelling the launch because it might land over a populated area (the
ozone instrument adds significant weight to the sonde).

It has been interesting because the ozone instrument is expensive and has a
pump ... so when it lands, it often has a "noise" that can freak people out
;-)  They actually have a reward for turning it in ($30 I think).

Contact Joe Wilkins (jwilkin9 at slu.edu) for more information. He is the
graduate student who is doing a lot of the launches.

Chuck


On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Market, Patrick S.
<MarketP at missouri.edu>wrote:

>  David,
>
> That one is a mystery to me, but I am copying Chuck Graves, who is a
> professor of atmospheric science at SLU.  I'm sure he could put you in
> touch with the right folks.
>
> Pat
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Dave Larsen [kv0s.dave at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:44 AM
> *To:* Market, Patrick S.
> *Subject:* Fwd: [Balloons] Fw: [LarrysList] Launching of Weather balloons
> from Forest Park as part of a NASA ozone research program
>
>    Pat -
>
>   One of my Ham Radio friends Cory, KC0YNS would like to monitor these
> balloons.  he tried to contact the address at the bottom on the message
> with no reply.  I think you probably know these people and can help make a
> contact.
>
> Contact:
> Director, Center for Environmental Sciences
> Saint Louis University
> 321 Macelwane Hall
> 3507 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
> Phone: 314-977-3132
>
>
>  Dave Larsen
>
>  KV0S, Dave
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: COREY MESENBRINK <kc0yns at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:02 PM
> Subject: [Balloons] Fw: [LarrysList] Launching of Weather balloons from
> Forest Park as part of a NASA ozone research program
> To: "balloons at mail.k0si.net" <balloons at mail.k0si.net>
>
>
>  Dave, Don   Tried to call the contact listed on the bottom of the page
> with no response...Do you guys know what frequency these transmit on? If
> they do?   Might be fun to go mobile & track. Thanks, Corey
>
>   ----- Forwarded Message -----
> *From:* Larry Staples <lstaples at kc.rr.com>
> *To:* Larry's List <LarrysList at lsmo.us>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 5, 2013 9:06 PM
> *Subject:* [LarrysList] Launching of Weather balloons from Forest Park as
> part of a NASA ozone research program
>
> Weather balloons will be launched from Forest Park in St. Louis, MO as
> part of a NASA ozone research program. The project involves launching
> balloons containing ozone monitoring equipment and the follow-up recovery
> of the equipment packages that is attached to the balloons.
>
> The launches should start August 8 and continue through mid-to-late
> September; until 34 are released. The exact dates will be determined
> according to a NASA schedule for the mission they are are supporting, but
> it is anticipated that 6 or 7 will be launched weekly until they have no
> more. Launches will always be at approximately 2:00 p. m., to coordinate
> with a satellite overpass.
>
> Following the launch of the balloons local residents might find weather
> instruments on their property that had been attached on the high altitude
> weather balloons. These packages are part of an experiment that NASA is
> conducting in August and September. The packages are harmless, and can be
> returned to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
> (NOAA) for a reward.
>
> Contact:
> Director, Center for Environmental Sciences
> Saint Louis University
> 321 Macelwane Hall
> 3507 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
> Phone: 314-977-3132
>
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>
>
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-- 
Charles E. Graves
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Saint Louis University
3642 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-977-3121



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KV0S - Dave Larsen
Columbia, MO, USA
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