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ARHAB Records 1st qtr 2003 update

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  • Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
    Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon Records First quarter 2003 update Compete list of records is available at http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/RECORDS.html
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2 2:37 PM
      Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon Records
      First quarter 2003 update
      Compete list of records is available at
      http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/RECORDS.html

      TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
      wallio@...
      http://members.crosspaths.net/wallio
      Hubbert's Peak: The Mother of all Perfect Storms


      Highest GPS Reported Altitude (ASL)
      1. Norm Kjome (KB7ZJT) 20Mar99 120,522ft ASL (SA)
      2. SSOK (WBØDRL) 08Jan00 117,460ft ASL (SA)
      3. KNSP-99A (KD4STH) 06Feb99 114,399ft ASL (SA)

      Lowest Reported Maximum Altitude (AGL)
      1. HABET-H30 (ISGC/ISU) 02Mar00 4,903ft AGL
      2. HABET-H36 (ISGC/ISU) 30Mar00 13,511ft AGL
      3. HABET-H42 (ISGC/ISU) 08Sep00 16,301ft AGL

      Highest Continuous Ascent Rate (averaged over >10,000ft)
      1. EOSS-54 23Feb02 1584.9ft/min
      2. TVØ2D (TVNSP) 03Aug02 1519.2ft/min
      3. EOSS-52 20Oct01 1445.4ft/min

      Lowest Continuous Ascent Rate (averaged over >10,000ft)
      1. EOSS-50 (Pioneer Astronautics payload) 21Apr01 221.8ft/min
      2. TV01D (TVNSP) 30Jun01 326.4ft/min
      3. HABET-H43 (ISGC/ISU) 21Nov00 449.5ft/min

      Longest Great Circle Distance, Release to Touchdown
      1. SSOK (WBØDRL) 08Jan00 703.02 Miles (Floater)
      2. Suntracker VI (Wayne State Univ) 07Dec02 187.03 Miles
      3. NS0-1 (NSBG/N3KKM) 25Mar00 152.73 Miles

      Shortest Great Circle Distance, Release to Touchdown (at least 50kft maximum
      altitude ASL)
      1. HABITAT SKYLAB (KAØJLF) 25Sep99 8.71 Miles
      2. NS1-1 (NSBG/N3KKM) 28Apr01 9.80 Miles
      3. KNSP-99E (KD4STH) 20Jun00 9.89 Miles

      Longest Mission In Time, Release to Touchdown
      1. SSOK (WBØDRL) 08Jan00 14:01:39>19:28:10 5h26m31s (Last GPS data right
      after burst)
      2. HamBONE-LD1 27Jun01 10:12>14:50z 4h38m
      3. BEAR-1 (Balloon Experiments with Amateur Radio) 27May00 15:13:33>19:46:36
      4h33m03s

      Heaviest Payload
      1. Project HALO Rockoon (WB8ELK-KE4ROC-K4ZQM) 11May97 92.0 Pounds
      2. HABET-H42 (ISGC/ISU) 08Sep00 49.0 Pounds
      3. HABET-H43 (ISGC/ISU) 21Nov00 43.0 Pounds

      Lightest payload
      1. ITA-2 (Into Thin Air/KA2QPG) 19Mar00 0.21 Pounds - Voltage and
      Temperatures via 10M CW
      2. SQ3 (SkyQuest/N1LTV) 21May00 0.41 Pounds - 2m CW/RTTY Voltage and
      Temperatures
      3. ITA-3 (Into Thin Air/KA2QPG) 04Jun00 0.46 Pounds -
      Voltage/Pressure/Temperatures via 10M CW

      Largest Balloon Envelope(s) (Fully Expanded Volume)
      1. EOSS-50 (Pioneer Astronautics payload) 21Apr01 52,729ft^3 KCI-3000 and
      3xKCI-600
      2(Tie). HABET-H42 (ISGC/ISU) 08Sep00 40,904ft^3 KCI-3000 and 2xKCI-100
      2(Tie). HABET-H43 (ISGC/ISU) 21Nov00 40,904ft^3 KCI-3000 and 2xKCI-100
      3(Tie). SSOK (WBØDRL) 08Jan00 40,626ft^3 KCI-3000
      3(Tie). BOI-2 (Balloons Over Idaho) 27May00 40,626ft^3 KCI-3000
      3(Tie). Norm Kjome (KB7ZJT) 20Mar99 40,626ft^3 KCI-3000

      Smallest Balloon Envelope (Fully Expanded Volume)
      1. SQ3 (SkyQuest/N1LTV) 21May00 500ft^3 KCI-200 2m CW/RTTY Voltage and
      Temperatures

      Greatest Telemetry Downlink Reception Range (Two Categories)
      VHF/UHF near line-of-sight
      1. NSTAR-02F (N9XTN) 02Nov02 K5OL<Telemetry 440.5 Miles 2m APRS Telemetry
      2. NSTAR-02F (N9XTN) 02Nov02 K9KK<Telemetry 439.2 Miles 2m APRS Telemetry
      3. EOSS-52 20Oct01 KCØIUW & KCØIUY<Telemetry 394.1 Miles 2m APRS Telemetry
      HF via any mode of propagation
      1. ITA-5 (Into Thin Air/KA2QPG) 15Nov00 W6VIO (N5BF opr)<Telemetry 2437
      Miles - 10m CW Telemetry
      2. ITA-3 (Into Thin Air/KA2QPG) 04Jun2000 WØRPK<Telemetry 983 Miles - 10m CW
      Telemetry

      Greatest Two-Way QSO Repeating/Transponding Great Circle Distance
      1. EOSS-46 14Jan01 NØKQX<>N7DMO - 526 Miles - 70cm/2m Voice
      2. HABITAT SkyLab 07sep02 K9KK<>WØRPK - 478 Miles - 2m Simplex Repeater
      3. HABITAT SkyLab 07sep02 K9KK<>KØRL - 460 Miles - 2m Simplex Repeater

      Total Missions Flown
      1. EOSS (Edge of Space Sciences) 64 18Nov90-30Mar03
      2. KNSP (KD4STH) 19 02Nov96-10Jul99 (inert)
      3. NSTAR (N9XTN) 14 07Oct00-15Mar03

      Longest Recovery Time (any method)
      1. ROMEG-1 (W4ETV) 04Jul90-18Apr92 653 Days
      2. HamBONE-LD1 27Jun01-10Feb02 228 Days
      3. Bill Brown, WB8ELK 09May98-04Dec98 209 Days

      Touchdown Prediction Closest to Actual Coordinates
      1. Eric Hauber ISU/HABET-L53 26Sep01 10kCC 0.23 Miles
      2. Rick von Glahn, NØKKZ EOSS-57A 22Jun02 96kNB 1.09 Miles
      3. Bill All, N3KKM NSTAR-01B 19May01 95kNB 1.25 Miles
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