Re: [aprsisce] Transatlantic Balloon attempt today
- Crossing into Nevada... I've been copying it direct (at ~240 miles distance!), as well as through our high level Digi, thanks to the Digi-enabled path it's using. But seems like others are getting to the IS first, so you don't see me contributing to the tracking on aprs.fi.
Interesting little jig it did over the Sierras... Just showing off, or is Max Headroom a stow-away?
Steve Daniels wrote:
K6RPT-12 is the call and SSID to monitor
Amateur Radio Callsign G6UIM
Torbay Freecycle Owner
APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com ] On Behalf Of kc8sfq@...
Sent: 03 December 2012 00:52
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Transatlantic Balloon attempt today
APRS.FI looks like it is there now, but nothing on CNSP web site. I'm looking forward to see if I can track it direct. If it goes north of their transatlantic shot, it might just come over here. Probably in the middle of the night.
> K6RPT is on the way to the launch site in California , those of you in the
> states please try and track.
- On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM, joseph cooksley <skiprokiwi@...> wrote:
> Awesome ! wonder if the rig had a beacon it to allow for possibleIt sure did! It was one of these devices.
> recovery ?
It was used to observe and track the flight from California all the
way to Morocco as seen here:
All one needs to do is get closer to the landing area and listen for
the signal on 144.390. You don't even need to decode the packet to
recover. If you hear ANY activity on 144.390 in the area, it is most
likely the payload. Use RDF techniques to triangulate the final
resting location. APRSISCE/32 has the ability to plot RF directionals
and omni DF plots, which would be a great tool to use for recovery
If you had APRSISCE/32 connected to your radio, the program could plot
any position packet that was successfully decoded once you got close
Sometimes we forget that the whole purpose of the APRS transmitter on
board these payloads is to beacon location information which can be
used to determine the landing location for recovery.
That's what we use all the time to recover all our balloon payloads.