[Forum] ARRL: Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch
df5jl at web.de
Wed Apr 20 08:34:51 CEST 2011
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Transatlantic Amateur Radio Balloon Launch
The Project Blue Horizon 5 high-altitude transatlantic balloon is
scheduled for launch, weather permitting, at 0400 UTC (midnight EDST)
Friday, April 22, from Oswego, New York. The weather forecast for launch
time calls for clear to partly cloudy conditions.
The Project Blue Horizon team is attempting to break current Amateur
Radio high-altitude balloon records for distance (3361.81 miles) and
duration (49 hours, 45 minutes). The payload will be carried beneath a
54,000 cubic foot capacity helium-filled balloon cruising between 85,000
and 100,000 feet.
Amateurs worldwide are encouraged to monitor the N2XE CW telemetry
beacons at 7.1023 and 10.1466 MHz. The balloon is also equipped with an
APRS beacon at 144.39 MHz using the call sign KC2ZJH. Amateurs can send
reports via e-mail to PBH15.data at gmail.com. More information about the
program, including the latest projected flight path, is at the Project
Blue Horizon website . Launch and flight updates will also be
available on Twitter .
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