[OZAPRS] OZAPRS Digest, Vol 57, Issue 16

Matt Robert matt.robert at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 12:06:48 EST 2014

Hi Ian,

ADS-B transponders on RPT aircraft transmit with 250 watt pulses while the
Pico Balloon is 10 milliwatts (I think)

None the less, I still reckon you should've been able to hear the balloon
no problems..


> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:25:48 +1000
> From: Ian Mills <vk2him at gmail.com>
> To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au
> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] PICO balloon PS-5,  MEL-SYD-QLD (VK1MAT Matt
>         Bowman)
> Message-ID: <535C6AAC.8090901 at gmail.com>
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> It's a shame I couldn't decode it as it flew right past my digi vk2him-1
> at Gerringong. I also have an ADSB decoder that picks up planes as far
> south as Albury and since this was up at 24,000' I should have been able
> to hear it well south of Canberra and well past Sydney. Oh well ;)
> Ian VK2HIM
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