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Northeast balloon Saturday to carry APRS and VOR navigation system

Another good northeast US balloon launch, this time it looks 
like it will be igated (the New Hampshire CAPSAT balloons a 
few weeks ago were not on 144.39).  

This is pretty interesting because the CW will carry 
telemetry containing bearing data derived from the VOR 
aviation navigation system that will enable the balloon 
position to be determined.


HamBONE-02A, Saturday, May 25th around noon EDT.  Launching
from Rifton, New York, about 11 miles north-northwest of
Poughkeepsie.  The upper winds forecast points to a 
Connecticut landing.

The flight is expected to last about 2 hours, with tracking 
and recovery into the afternoon.  Rain date is Sunday the 26th.

Main telemetry beacon on 28.212 MHz, 50 mW CW to a vertical 
dipole.  APRS tracker on 144.39 MHz, callsign KA2QPG-11, using 
TinyTrak II.

HamBONE website:  http://frodo.bruderhof.com/hambone/index.html


For information about this and other balloon launches 
nationwide, please see High Altitude Balloon Launch Information 
Center website.  For direct email notices of northeast US balloon 
launches, subscribe to SkyQuest Bulletins by emailing your 
request to me at:  


CAPSAT New Hampshire balloon track map and photo gallery now 
available at HABLIC

[SkyQuest/HABLIC not affiliated with HamBONE]

Hank Riley, N1LTV
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