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New Hampshire MEGA Launch: SIX Balloons May 3 and May 4 (fwd)



I got this from AZ Rowe:

Six fully equipped ham radio balloons launching from
southern New Hampshire this Friday and Saturday!!!

CAPSAT (http://www.mv.com/ipusers/llb/capsat.html)

Launching a total of six radio equipped balloons,
two with ATV, two with crossband repeaters, all with APRS,
Friday and Saturday from the grounds of the
Hosstraders Hamfest/Flea in Hopkinton, NH May 3 and 4.

Launches at 10 AM, 12 noon, and 2 PM
(times subject to adjustment, please see CAPSAT website).

12 noon each day for the ATV balloon.

Most on this list will be within radio range, although these
balloons are being inflated to burst a little lower than normal
to aid in recovery and to land short of the ocean.

At 40,000 feet the radio range will be about 240
miles.  That covers from Montreal to NYC, and as
far west as Syracuse (don't forget to give the balloon
time to rise to altitude if you're out more than 50 miles).

As a rough guess these balloons may reach peak altitude
in under an hour (35-55 minutes).  I've posted a radio range
map for CAPSAT on HABLIC website.

This should be a tremendous event for northeast balloon
enthusiasts.

http://www.geocities.com/n1ltv/hablic.htm

Nationwide Balloon Launch Information


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