Revised GPSL flight announcement
- I decided not to put in freq/band information as it was long enough as is,
but did add a sentence about student experiments to indicate there is a
public service aspect to this. The short version is more for something like
For a picture, I'll probably submit a higher-resolution version of this
unless someone has another suggestion:
73 de Mark N9XTN
The fifth annual Great Plains Super Launch (GPSL) will be held July 1-3,
2005, in Omaha, Nebraska, hosted by Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio
(NSTAR). GPSL 2005 will bring together Amateur Radio High Altitude
Ballooning groups to share information and participate in simultaneous
Friday, July 1st, features a conference which will cover technology,
techniques and accomplishments in the community. The Super Launch on
Saturday morning will involve several simultaneous flights which will be
launched, tracked and recovered all within a few hours. Sunday is the
alternate flight date if Saturday is unfavorable.
Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning uses lightweight balloon-borne
payloads which are tracked by radio, recovered and then reused on future
flights. Payloads usually contain GPS receivers and report position to
ground stations using Amateur Radios APRS (Automatic Position Reporting
System). Payloads can also include cameras, scientific instruments, and
radio equipment for communications experiments. Many ballooning groups fly
student-designed experiments as part of their missions.
Flights frequently achieve near-space altitudes of 80,000 feet or higher,
endure very cold temperatures often lower than -70°F and atmospheric
pressure less than 1% of that at the earth's surface. Flight distance can
vary from a few to several hundred miles depending on winds aloft, and the
flights path is predicted before launch. Amateur Radio High Altitude
Balloon flights in the USA adhere to FAA regulations for unmanned free
Participation in GPSL 2005 is open to everyone interested in Amateur Radio
High Altitude Ballooning regardless of experience in either Amateur Radio or
ballooning. Updated GPSL 2005 information will be posted at
http://www.superlaunch.org/. Direct questions to Mark Conner, N9XTN, via
July 1-3, 2005: Fifth annual Great Plains Super Launch (GPSL), Omaha, NE.
Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning conference on Friday, July 1, and
multiple simultaneous balloon flights on Saturday. Backup flight date is
Sunday. See http://www.superlaunch.org for more information or contact Mark
Conner N9XTN at n9xtn@....
> For a picture, I'll probably submit a higher-resolution version of thisOh good, that's not the one of me falling.
> unless someone has another suggestion: