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Re: [GPSL] NSTAR 03-C flight announcement

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  • paul.verhage@boiseschools.org
    Good luck, Mark. Sorry you can t make it to GPSL this year. Paul
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 1, 2003
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      Good luck, Mark. Sorry you can't make it to GPSL this year.

      Paul

      > Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio (NSTAR) Flight 03-C is
      > scheduled for Saturday, June 14th from our usual launch site near
      > Treynor, Iowa. This flight will be about the same time as the
      > multi-balloon Great Plains Super Launch being held in Colorado
      > that morning. I have a 1200g balloon which should get us to just
      > under 100,000 ft.
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      > Launch time is still TBD. The Colorado balloons are scheduled to
      > fly at 1500 UTC, which is 1000 CDT. We may not be able to wait
      > that late in the morning. One possibility is to be ready for a
      > 0800 CDT (1300 UTC) launch, then hold if the winds permit. I
      > don't think we can launch earlier than 1400 UTC and have a decent
      > shot at having mutual visibility between NSTAR and the GPSL
      > balloons.
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      > Primary APRS will be on 144.340 with callsign N9XTN-11 and a
      > digipeater alias of NSTAR. Backup APRS will be on the national
      > 144.390 frequency with callsign N9XTN-12. Simplex repeater will
      > be on 446.300 MHz. The camcorder and still camera will also fly.
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      > As launch approaches, day-to-day updates are posted to the KNSP
      > list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KNSP . Also see the NSTAR
      > web site at http://www.nstar.org for more information.
      >
      > 73 de Mark N9XTN
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      > Mark D. Conner
      > E-mail: n9xtn@...
      > Homepage: http://members.cox.net/mconner1
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