[OZAPRS] PICO balloon APRS towards VK5

Liz VK2XSE edodd at billiau.net
Tue Aug 12 21:23:43 EST 2014

QTR Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:54:49 +1000 Andy Nguyen QTC

> Hi all,
> We don’t get to do this very often, but a PICO balloon is heading
> towards VK5 from Melbourne.
> 10mW TX, APRS on 145.175Mhz, callsign VK3YT-12
> http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=9&call=a%2FVK3YT-12
> Olivia on 434.650Mhz, tracked on spacenear.us as PS.
> http://spacenear.us/tracker/?filter=PS
> Prediction:
> http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/hypubout/182396_trj001.gif
> Currently 8337m outside of Ballarat, doing 13kph
> Regards,
> Andy VK3YT

Propagation on VHF isn't as good as I'd expect with these weather
conditions, so I haven't heard the balloon yet. I note the end of the
predicted path is close to me so I should be receiving signals if I am


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