RE: [aprsisce] Transatlantic Balloon attempt today
- APRSIS32+AGWPE RX only I-Gate on 144.390MHz launched at my QTH this morning.
Hopefully balloon survived and it's equipment works well and... it will choose path close enough to Poland ;-).
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Daniels
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 10:51 PM
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Transatlantic Balloon attempt today
If it comes across further North and is picked up by UK stations then Dutch
stations monitoring would be good also.
Just sent the following to a lot of Stations in Western France
Please can you help, we are looking for stations in Western France to
monitor APRS on 144.390MHz for a balloon crossing the atlantic K6RPT-12, if
it makes the crossing it should be heard about 12:00UTC if your APRS Station
is not internet connected please send reports to myself. Thank you Steve
S'il vous plaît pouvez-vous aider, nous recherchons des stations de l'Ouest
France pour suivre APRS sur 144.390MHz pour un ballon de traverser
l'Atlantique K6RPT-12, si elle fait la traversée il doit être entendu parler
de 12:00 UTC si votre station APRS n'est pas connecté à Internet s'il vous
plaît envoyer des rapports à moi-même. Merci Steve
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
Sent: 03 December 2012 21:34
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Transatlantic Balloon attempt today
On Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:20:02 +0100, Steve Daniels
> Well DSTAR is illegal in France because of the codec and the internetI think they got permision for DStar a few months or so ago, not 100%
> connection so it may well be they are not allowed
> Steve Daniels
> Amateur Radio Callsign G6UIM
> Torbay Freecycle Owner
> APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
sure, but I don't see why an RX only igate would not be alowed in france.
nobody is likely to transmit on 144.390 anyway because it is just below
the beacon band
73 Andre PE1RDW
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- 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.