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Unusual Indiana/Alabama balloon repeater linkup



           INTERSTATE BALLOON TO BALLOON REPEATER LINKUP
 
 
On May 9 Bill Brown, WB8ELK, will launch a balloon in Alabama
simultaneously with the WINDTRAX balloon in Indiana.  If the
idea works, signals on 2 meters originating in the upper
Midwest will be linked by 440 to the Alabama balloon, retransmitted,
and be audible over a large part of the Southeast.  In any event,
barring adverse weather, balloon signals from 10 meters to
73 cm should be heard Saturday over a giant swath stretching all
the way from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
For specific information on this launch, check out the
project websites:
 
    http://fly.hiwaay.net/~bbrown/    WB8ELK
 
    http://www.windtrax.org/          WINDTRAX with live online
                                      GPS balloon tracking
 
For launch notices for all balloon events, including the above
interstate project, US, Canadian, and European events, and the
upcoming Massachusetts HamRadiosonde launch on May 30,
please check:
 
   http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/3161/hablic.htm
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HABLIC: "All balloon launches, all the time" __|
 
The web's source for amateur radio high altitude balloon launch
information.
 
 
And of course our own AMSAT website has a big balloon section:
 
   http://www.amsat.org/balloons/balloon.htm
 
 
Hank Riley, N1LTV
h1riley@umassd.edu



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