[OZAPRS] PICO balloon flight Melbourne - Sydney with APRS payload
an at comms.net.au
Mon Mar 17 16:39:32 EST 2014
The last high altitude reading (21k) was just a glitch in the GPS receiver. It appears to be a known problem when that brand of receiver is switched off and on.
We have another direct packet received by VK2HAB on the coast after that (49.5km away) and it showed the balloon maintained altitude, ie. it didn’t burst at that point.
On 17 Mar 2014, at 3:48 pm, Gary Stern <vk2zbb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Presumably the altitude increase & no further signals is a burst (I wouldn't think it was out of range at that height yet) ?
> On 16/03/2014 9:23 PM, Andy Nguyen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Another PICO balloon flight is on its way to Sydney from Melbourne
>> Predicted path is Melbourne - Sydney - NZ
>> Currently over Beechworth at 7000m, doing 125km/h.
>> Payload is an ultra-light APRS beacon transmitting 10mW on 145.175Mhz.
>> Callsign is VK3YT-11
>> APRS tracking at
>> Tracking with prediction at
>> See http://picospace.net for details.
>> Expected to reach Sydney tonight, then it will be out to sea.
>> If the balloon survives tomorrow it might be within range of New Zealand
>> APRS stations around 12:00 UTC 17/3
>> TX frequency will switch to NZ APRS frequency 144.575Mhz once 160.0
>> longitude is crossed.
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