High Altitude Balloon for Scouts to carry ATV/Repeater/Digital Mode beacons Aug 7
To Radio Operators across IL, IN, WI, OH, MO, KY and beyond...
August 7th, 2010 as part of the Scouts Space Jam Technology Merit Badge Workshop, more info at http://spacejamboree.com, 2 helium balloons will launch with ham radio aboard... details below, we appreciate signal reports, or participation.
Balloon 1 (DePauw University BASE Flight 48) schedule to launch approx. 8:00 CT from Rantoul, IL APRS Tracking 144.390MHz using callsign N9QGS-11 every one minute with no path DominoEX-22 followed by 300 baud ASCII RTTY (200 hz shift) every minute with Morse code ID every 5 minutes. Flight can be tracked at http://www.spacenear.us/tracker Amateur Television from balloon on 434 MHz NTSC Flight scheduled for 1000/ft ascent till burst at ~95,000ft
Balloon 2 (DePauw University BASE Flight 49) schedule to launch approx. 8:30 CT from Rantoul, IL APRS Tracking 144.390MHz using callsign W9YJ-11 every one minute with no path Cross band repeater with input frequency: 144.360 MHz and an output frequency: 446.025 MHz down, no PL, please check in with net control (contact with ISS and scouts possibly may be rebroadcasted during flight through balloon.) A float valve will be used to keep repeater up at 60,000+ feet for approx. 90 minutes; Estimated time for cross band maximum range should be approx. from 1430 UTC till 1600 UTC and above 45 kft from 1415 UTC till 1630 UTC. DominoEX-22 and RTTY 300 baud (200 spacing) Ascii every minute on TBA frequency and callsign (watch twitter for this information)
How to follow the action on the internet: You can track the balloons using APRS technology at http://tinyurl.com/2ed2u85 Watch decoded DominoEX/RTTY flight data at http://spacenear.us/tracker Flight details and status on Twitter at http://twitter.com/base_depauw