[amsat-bb] Re: Round the world APRS balloon

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Fri Mar 2 11:19:54 PST 2012

Question:  since the balloon will be flying below 50 km, and therefore not 
operating as a space station, how are you handling the issue of a US amateur 
station transmitting in foreign jurisdictions?  Reciprocal operating permits or 
licensure in all anticipated jurisdictions in the flight path, or what?  And do 
all jurisdictions thru which your payload will fly, or might land, allow amateur 
transmissions on 10 meters?

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Fri, March 2, 2012 8:45:44 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Round the world APRS balloon
> An around the world balloon attempt will be made sometime next week.   The
> payload is about the size of two 9v batteries (50 grams) and will be  carried
> by 10 underinflated party balloons above 40,000 feet in the Jet  Stream.
> The balloon will only have CW battery, Inside and Outside temp  data.  All
> tracking will be done by DFing on 28.223 MHz.  Ideallly,  everyone with APRS
> will enter DF reports using the built-in DF functions in  most clients so
> that the track can be plotted.  Those without APRS can  email DF headings to
> the indicated address.
> The web page is in work  but will simply be APRS.ORG to  keep the CW short.
> We are busy finishing it.  Anything new will be  posted on the web page when
> we know it.
> Bob,  WB4APR

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