[amsat-bb] AMSAT-LU Stratospheric Balloon Video

Amsat Argentina amsatlu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 12:37:19 PDT 2012

On May-19 authorized high altitude Balloon was launched from La Pampa,
Argentina, reaching 34.000 m, carring UHF to VHF (4w) subtone
activated repeater, APRS lu7aa-11, Robot-36 live SSTV, CW, 40/20m CW
tlm beacon and 2 video cameras. (Total weight 970 grams) Details (in
spanish) on http://www.amsat.org.ar/globo19.htm

During the 4 hours flight, over 200 stations pileup doing bilateral
QSOs thru repeater participated using mostly dual band handies, a
contest was in place, winner from Uruguay won a dual band handy,
participants got certificates http://www.amsat.org.ar/cx2tq.jpg

Payload was recovered from a mud on Oct-6 by 4x4 Adventure Group in
isolated and flooded area, recovered payload photos & analysis on

Video and sound taken by two on board TV Cameras spanned 6 hours, they
had been compiled and available to view on http://youtu.be/ib9_zlgN8d0

Experiment is part of Amsat-LU development and field tests as well as
users practice of LUSEX satellite http://www.lusex.org.ar

Planned to be repeated during Nov/Dec timeframe pending flight
authorization by Argentina Federal Aviation Authorities.

73, LU7AA, AMSAT Argentina
info at amsat.org.ar

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