[OZAPRS] PICO balloon flight Melbourne - Sydney with APRS payload
an at comms.net.au
Tue Mar 18 07:13:52 EST 2014
It made it!
The PICO party balloon arrived in NZ this morning, and still wandering on the island!
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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