[OZAPRS] Horus 23 Balloon Flight - WIll go ahead today

Michael Carey michaelcarey at internode.on.net
Sun Apr 15 19:34:27 EST 2012

Hi Everybody,

This is the only video I shot during the flight.  I meant to do 
something with a little more depth, but got wound up in the action.  I 
was set up on Greenpatch Hill out of Port Lincoln with Tony VK5RF.


I was decoding and uploading the telemetry using the IC-706MK2G, 
monitoring the APRS tracker (my iGate at home caught at least one APRS 
frame) on my HamHUD II and listening to the cross-band repeater.  I was 
able to work the repeater using an Icom IC-91AD handheld radio and hand 
held Yagi antenna in addition to the vehicle mounted IC-2820H.  I was 
also able to hear the telemetry on a hand held Icom IC-R10 receiver.

It was a fantastic flight... well done guys.


On 15/04/2012 06:48, Grant VK5GR wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A quick update -- Horus 23 should lift off sometime around 11am ACST 
> this morning. Predictions have the flight lasting 2.5hrs and flying 
> 80km down range in an easterly direction from Mt Barker. We hope to 
> hit at least 30km altitude so the radio horizon should reach Melbourne.
> The repeater frequencies are:
> 438.900 MHz Uplink with 123Hz CTCSS (FM)
> 144.650 MHz downlink (FM)
> Net control is VK5ARG.
> APRS will fly as VK5ARG-11 on 145.175 -- via WIDE2-1
> 300baud RTTY telemetry will fly on 434.075 +/- 5kHz
> Chase teams will be VK5VKI, VK5ZM and VK5ZSN.
> Regards,
> Grant VK5GR (part of the VK5ZM team)
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