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High Altitude Balloon Launch

Lots of fun with the Cross-band Repeater:

Arizona Near Space Research (ANSR) is pleased to announce the flight of
ANSR-39. This high altitude balloon flight will take place on Saturday,
September 29, 2007 at 9:00 AM MST (1600 UTC). The launch site will be
announced closer to the flight date and will be based on winds aloft,
tentative site is Maricopa, AZ south of Phoenix, AZ.

The balloon will be a 1200-gram weather balloon, filled with helium.
The expected burst altitude will be 90,000 feet or more. The flight is
anticipated to last about 2.5 hours from launch to touchdown.

The flight will checkout new ANSR beacons and also have the voice

Approximate coverage map: http://www.kd7lmo.net/ansr/ansr_repeater.html

There will be a pre-flight net on Friday, February 18th at 7pm MST (0200
UTC) on the Sacaton Peak,AZ repeater, 447.725 MHz/100.0 Hz PL tone.
Talk In Prior to launch / Tracking As required on same Sacaton Peak

Look for Joe KB7RMZ and/or Louis W7LMW to publish regular flight path
predictions over the next week.

The following is the payload frequency plan:

Cross Band NB-FM Voice Repeater
Input: 145.560 MHz/162.2 Hz PL tone
Output: 445.525 MHz
Linked to IRLP Node 9255
APRS when repeater not in use on 445.950 MHz at 10, 20, 40, and 50
UTC time via KD7LMO-11
Landing prediction after burst at 15 and 45 seconds UTC time via
Info: http://kd7lmo.net/pc.html

New APRS Beacon
Frequency and timing will be published before the flight.
Info: http://kd7lmo.net/aprsbeacon.html

New 900MHz Beacon
Frequency and timing will be published before the flight.

Exisiting ANSR Beacon APRS
Frequency and timing will be published before the flight.

Our mobile cross band Digipeater will repeat the APRS data to the
MHz standard APRS frequency and thus will be I-GATED to the Internet for
of area trackers. You can track the flight using either of the following


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