[OZAPRS] PICO balloon APRS towards VK5
an at comms.net.au
Sat Aug 16 17:45:16 EST 2014
Yes Ron, the balloon did land in SA near Morgan after spending 3 days circling the state, at the same time as that massive rain front was passing SA this morning.
Bob VK5FO and Ray VK5RR gracefully offered to help with the recovery.
The payload was on the wet grass which killed APRS transmissions, but they did a great job with locating and retrieving the payload, using a combination of DF and software decoding to track the UHF signal.
On 16 Aug 2014, at 2:07 pm, Ron <ronk at ncable.com.au> wrote:
> I'd reckon it would be running into some rain about now.
> On 12/08/2014 5:54 PM, Andy Nguyen wrote:
>> 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
>> Olivia on 434.650Mhz, tracked on spacenear.us as PS.
>> Currently 8337m outside of Ballarat, doing 13kph
>> Andy VK3YT
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