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2894Re: [GPSL] 2006 ARHAB Contest summary

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  • mgray@ess-us.com
    Jan 1, 2007
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      First, thanks Ralph for all the hard work in keeping track of these
      records and posting them. Maintaining a web site is a fair amount of
      effort. Great job!

      The contest has been fun for ANSR this year, but we did pretty well. The
      long duration stuff has been fun because it gets a larger number of groups
      involved in the flights and is a challenge.

      Happy New Year to the group



      On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Ralph Wallio, W0RPK wrote:

      > Ref's comments below.
      >
      >
      > Highest Altitude
      > ----------------
      > [1]
      > 117,127 16Dec06 ANSR-32
      > 113,074 07Jan06 VWS-3
      > 108,323 23May06 LaACES-04
      > 106,183 04Aug06 HABET L-98
      > 96,596 22Apr06 Explorer Post 632 2006A
      > 94,397 13May06 PRSGC-5
      >
      > [1] Flight disqualified by 24-notice rule:
      > 118,011 22Apr06 WV-4
      >
      >
      > Longest Great Circle Distance
      > -----------------------------
      > 552.63 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) [1]
      > [2]
      > 178.79 04Mar06 WB8ELK HiBall-8
      > 162.75 17Dec06 UTARC UX-9
      > 155.20 23Dec06 WB8ELK HiBall-10
      >
      >
      > [1] ANSR-33 limited from 775.31mi by 2-hour telemetry rule
      > [2] GPA SD flight disqualified by web page info rule
      > 400.24 07Mar06 Solar Tetroon SD-9 (Grosse Pointe Academy)
      >
      >
      > Flight Time Launch-to-Landing
      > -----------------------------
      > [1]
      > [2]
      > 8:24 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) [1]
      > 3:58 23Dec06 WB8ELK HiBall-10
      > 3:04 04Mar06 WB8ELK HiBall-8
      >
      > [1] ANSR-33 limited from 17:24 by 2-hour telemetry rule
      > [2] GPA SD flight disqualified by web page info rule
      > 12:27 07Mar06 Solar Tetroon SD-9 (Grosse Pointe Academy)
      >
      >
      > UHF-VHF Telemetry Reception Distance
      > ------------------------------------
      > 326.7 05Aug06 CNS-012 (GPSL2006) WØRPK
      > 318.0 19Nov06 FAR HORIZONS II WØRPK
      > 264.1 23Jul06 TABEL-4 KA8MID
      > 256.7 01Jul06 CNNSP-06 WØRPK
      > 163.8 01Apr06 CNNSP-05 WØRPK
      > 126.9 02Dec06 KWU/SSOK/NØOY WØRPK
      > 100.1 01Apr06 CIBE-LF2 WØRPK
      >
      >
      > HF <50MHz Telemetry Reception Distance
      > --------------------------------------
      > 2,023 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KF4KJQ
      > 1,803 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m W4BGH
      > 1,692 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WA8MTI
      > 1,620 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KC9DOA
      > 1,528 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KD7KST
      > 1,523 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m N9FTC/4
      > 1,506 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KC9GMW
      > 1,478 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KF4KJQ
      > 1,473 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WB8ELK
      > 1,373 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KØQVF
      > 1,317 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WØRPK
      > 1,260 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m W7PSK
      > 1,211 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KE3KZ
      > 1,199 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KC5WMI
      > 1,147 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WØJRT
      > 1,124 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m N7RGS
      > 1,102 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m W6OSC
      > 1,069 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m AC7ZG
      > 1,020 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WA7QNA
      > 900 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m K5TAO
      > 854 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m K5PSB
      > 701 25Feb06 UTARC UX-7 CW/30m WØRPK
      > 134 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m WBØSMX
      > 134 29Dec06 ANSR-33 (ES-OS ZP floater) PSK-31/20m KD7VRB
      >
      >
      > Two-way QSO Distance
      > --------------------
      > -- No entries --
      >
      >
      > Ref's comments:
      >
      > --- I do not recall receiving a certificate or prize for winning the >50MHz telemetry reception
      > distance category in 2005 (via ORB-19). Did HABET (altitude), WB8ELK (flight distance and time),
      > KF4KJQ (HF telemetry distance via ANSR-28) or KC5TRB & KA9SZX (QSO distance via HABITAT SKYLAB)
      > receive anything? Telemetry and QSO honors were supposed to go to both the flight group and distant
      > participants.
      >
      > --- ARHAB is both a ballooning and a communications challenge. Our contest results show interest
      > in all three ballooning categories, altitude, distance and time during 2005 and 2006. They are not
      > showing much interest in <50MHz telemetry reception distance (12-of-13 entries in 2005-2006 combined
      > were from me) or in QSO distance (only 3 entries in 2005 and none in 2006). ANSR and UTARC were the
      > only groups flying HF telemetry in 2005-2006. I haven't counted repeater/digipeater equipped
      > flights (that worked AOK) but it has to be very small number.
      >
      > --- A few rules judgments could have gone the other way resulting in more flight disqualifications.
      > Closer judging of recovery efforts and adherence to flight and communications regulations is too
      > much work for one referee.
      >
      > --- It is not clear to me what we are accomplishing with our annual contests. Is our level of
      > activity, or advancement of our state-of-the-art, or encouragement to experiment, or competitive
      > camaraderie significantly enhanced by annual contests beyond the value of our all-time record
      > keeping?
      >
      > TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, WØRPK
      > W0RPK@...
      > http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/
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