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Subject: ATV rocket record attempt
Resent-Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:14:48 -0400
Resent-From: atv@atv.tallahassee.net
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:14:10 EDT
From: TOMSMB@aol.com
To: atv@atv.tallahassee.net

Bill Brown WB8ELK will be trying for a record this Sunday, Oct 29th by 
sending up a rocket to 80,000 ft on a balloon and then firing it off. 
The 
amateur rocket has to reach 125 miles to win.  See
http://www.harcspace.com  
for details, launch times and updates.

To avoid all the government rule and regs problems, the balloon/rocket
will 
be launched from the deck of a ship 120 miles offshore in the Gulf of
Mexico. 
 There will be ATV aboard as part of the payload.  Hams at Dauphin
Island, AL 
(the Mobile ATVers are manning this one), Mexico Beach, Florida and 
Bradenton, Florida are set up to track and monitor the flight.  

ATVers for a 500 mile radius should be able to pick up the video with
GPS 
overlay from the vertically polarized 1.5 watt AM ATV TXA5-RC P. C. 
Electronics transmitter on 434.0 MHz or possibly the horizontally
polarized 1 
watt FM ATV on 2418 MHz.

Amateur rocketeers are going farther and farther all the time.  Who
knows, 
some day one might even achieve orbit.

Good Luck Bill!

Tom O'Hara W6ORG

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