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W5KUB-3 launched from Dayton passing slowly over Long Island at 11:51 AM EDT

Hank Riley
 

I guess it's a pico balloon.  Or it's a perfect floater.  Consistently been doing 30 MPH.  Lined up perfectly for a grand tour of Long Island.  Passed right over Manhattan with laser precision.

Launched earlier this morning from Dayton.

W5KUB also doing live streaming high quality video/audio at W5KUB.com


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Re: Wanted: Payload recovery team for GPSL

Nick
 

Mike,

When you say a "tracker" can we assume that includes a GPS, APRS processor like a TinyTrack3, a transmitter of some power (we chased a 50 mw transmitter once that was a giant waste of time), and a reasonable antenna and that the package has flown before and/or had a reasonable amount of testing?

Would you consider chasing and recovering the secondary and let another group chase and recovery the main payload?

Nick
EOSS

-----Original Message-----
From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Hojnowski
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 20:33
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] Wanted: Payload recovery team for GPSL

Gang,

I'm intending to reprise a launch of the payload we launched at Cornell
a few weeks back. It features a DTMF triggered secondary payload
release (the last one was a little Cornell Big Red Bear) with Parachute
and tracker. We attempted to release it at 90,000 feet but our DTMF
decoder didn't quite get the message. A failsafe dropped the bear from
95,000 feet. Unfortunately, the Bear got a little waterlogged prior to
flight (it was drizzling rain) and fell faster than predicted right into
Cayuga lake. It's sleepin' with the fishes.

I want to make another attempt with a, hopefully, better outcome. Since
the dropped payload follows its own trajectory, I would need to have a
second team attempt to recover that payload while I chase down the main
payload package. If anyone is free to chase the drop payload, I'd love
the help. It's not going to be especially valuable, just a tracker and
some token item on a hand-made parachute, so I won't cry if it goes
unrecovered.

If interested, please let me know!
Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell


WB8ELK on QSO Today

Mike, n0mpm
 

Be sure to listen to the latest QSO Today podcast #250 for Bill Brown, WB8ELK.  Great hour interview on his journey in HAB..
www.qsotoday.com

73, mike


Wanted: Payload recovery team for GPSL

Michael Hojnowski
 

Gang,

I'm intending to reprise a launch of the payload we launched at Cornell a few weeks back.  It features a DTMF triggered secondary payload release (the last one was a little Cornell Big Red Bear) with Parachute and tracker.  We attempted to release it at 90,000 feet but our DTMF decoder didn't quite get the message.  A failsafe dropped the bear from 95,000 feet.  Unfortunately, the Bear got a little waterlogged prior to flight (it was drizzling rain) and fell faster than predicted right into Cayuga lake.  It's sleepin' with the fishes.

I want to make another attempt with a, hopefully, better outcome. Since the dropped payload follows its own trajectory, I would need to have a second team attempt to recover that payload while I chase down the main payload package.  If anyone is free to chase the drop payload, I'd love the help.  It's not going to be especially valuable, just a tracker and some token item on a hand-made parachute, so I won't cry if it goes unrecovered.

If interested, please let me know!
Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell


Group/Balloon Registration

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

I didn’t get the SuperLaunch website updated this week with this link, but you can register your balloon now for GPSL.


We will begin posting time slots soon.


Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler


Re: Time Slots

Michael <moody.michael@...>
 

MOHAB
Mike KD0MEQ and John KE0UIU 
Flying a TinyTrak at :55
Paul V. will also have a payload on our string. He will email you his timeslot.


50th Anniversary Lunar Landing Flights

BASE_DePauw
 

Sorry that conflicts prevent us from coming to Pella this June.

However, I want to invite members of the ARHAB community to consider conducting a high balloon flight on July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the Moon.  BASE is planning on launching a payload containing about 50 small (30 grams or less) objects submitted by the public and in compliance with the FAR regulations for a trip to near space. Ideally, we will recover and return the objects to their owners after the flight.

Howard, KC9QBN
BASE_DePauw


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FAX: (765) 658-4732


Re: Time Slots

Mike, n0mpm
 

Not yet...so far I only know of 2 groups planning to fly... As I get more info on who plans to fly on Saturday, I will start planning time slots...
Looking forward to seeing you in June!
mike


Speaking of tracker programming...

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hey Gang,

Do we have plans afoot for time slots on APRS for the GPSL launch?

Mike / KD2EAT


Re: TinyTrak3 programming

Mike, n0mpm
 

I like regular aprs...if my mapping pgm goes kaput, I can see lat/long in the raw packets...
mike


Re: TinyTrak3 programming

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I only use APRS, I never use MIC-E,


On Mon, May 13, 2019, 7:45 AM Michael <moody.michael@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm programming up my TinyTrak3 for GPSL2019.

For a balloon, is it better to use regular APRS encoding or Mic-E? In the TinyTrak programming I see that you can select different MIC-E WIDE-X paths. Anyone have any input?

See you in a month or so!

Mike KD0MEQ
MOHAB


TinyTrak3 programming

Michael <moody.michael@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm programming up my TinyTrak3 for GPSL2019.

For a balloon, is it better to use regular APRS encoding or Mic-E? In the TinyTrak programming I see that you can select different MIC-E WIDE-X paths. Anyone have any input?

See you in a month or so!

Mike KD0MEQ
MOHAB


Re: GPSL 2019 Hydrogen Available for Purchase

Joe WB9SBD
 

Where are you getting your H2 from,

Last I bought was 29 bucks and checked 2 weeks ago.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 5/12/2019 9:46 PM, Zack Clobes W0ZC wrote:
The Hydrogen has been published for sale for next month's GPSL.




And as a reminder, if you haven't done so already, please register!!!  REMEMBER, Mike needs all meals pre-paid in order to reserve you spot.  





Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
www.projecttraveler.org

Join us on Facebook for the latest information:



Project: Traveler is a research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC.


 


Re: Anyone want to double-up on a GPSL flight?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I will double up with you. I can bring a balloon.

I will launch another balloon with Mike.

On Sun, May 12, 2019, 8:48 PM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
Looks like I'll be solo again this year.  If someone wants to split a balloon/gas, I can provide the rest (trackers, parachute, regulator, rigging, etc).



Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
www.projecttraveler.org

Join us on Facebook for the latest information:



Project: Traveler is a research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC.


Anyone want to double-up on a GPSL flight?

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

Looks like I'll be solo again this year.  If someone wants to split a balloon/gas, I can provide the rest (trackers, parachute, regulator, rigging, etc).



Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
www.projecttraveler.org

Join us on Facebook for the latest information:



Project: Traveler is a research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC.


GPSL 2019 Hydrogen Available for Purchase

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

The Hydrogen has been published for sale for next month's GPSL.




And as a reminder, if you haven't done so already, please register!!!  REMEMBER, Mike needs all meals pre-paid in order to reserve you spot.  





Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
www.projecttraveler.org

Join us on Facebook for the latest information:



Project: Traveler is a research project of Custom Digital Services, LLC.


 


Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Marty Griffin
 

Hi Bill.  Glad you could make it and we are looking forward to hearing of your adventures and shaking your hand.

- Marty, WA0GEH, EOSS

 

From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Brown via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:37 AM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

We will also be staying there at Country Inn and Suites. Looking forward to seeing u all -Bill WB8ELK


On May 7, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Nick <ndhanks@...> wrote:

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike


Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Chris Krengel
 

Thanks Nick! I already registered. Found the link in your rev 1 booklet!
Good work!



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Nick <ndhanks@...>
Date: 5/7/19 10:31 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: GPSL@groups.io

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike


Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Bill Brown
 

We will also be staying there at Country Inn and Suites. Looking forward to seeing u all -Bill WB8ELK


On May 7, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Nick <ndhanks@...> wrote:

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike


Re: 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

Nick
 

Chris,

 

Here’s the info on the motel and GPSL registration.

 

Nick

MOTEL

 

Hi GPSL’ers,

 

Short, but important update.

 

We’re going to stay at the Country Inn in Pella.

                https://www.countryinns.com/pella-hotel-ia-50219/iapella

 

Their reservation number is 641-620-1111.

 

The rate for GPSL attendees is $109 per night.  I spoke with our host for GPSL, Mike Morgan, this morning, and he told that rate only holds to May 1st.  So you need to give them a call soon. 

 

When you do call mention that you are calling for a room in the GPSL block of rooms.  That block number is 0619GRPLSL.  The block covers the nights of 12, 13, 14, & 15 June.

 

While I had no problem getting a reservation at $109 per night, Mike also mentioned that if they hesitate on the rate tell them that he had been to the Country Inn and negotiated the $109 rate with them.

 

Nick

 

GPSL REGISTRATION

 

Hi Folks,

 

You’ll need to individually register for GPSL.  The fee for the Friday tech session is $30.  My guess is that includes part of the rental for the conference room, coffee and sticky buns in the AM, lunch, and snacks in the afternoon.

 

You must register in advance and the fee is paid via PayPal.  Here’s the link to the web site:

                https://www.superlaunch.org/registration 

 

There are also options for a Thursday evening meal at what looks like a pizza place and a Friday banquet after the tech session.  For those spending Saturday night in Pella, there’s a group dinner also. 

 

Assuming our motel is agreeable and has a meeting room, on Thursday there will be an after dinner gathering at the motel.  In the past other GPSL attendees have joined us. 

 

Genelle Morgan is setting up a ladies day for Friday so the ladies don’t need to register for the tech session.  Unless of course they’d like to attend the session.

 

We’ll plan as EOSS to attend the Thursday and Friday night dinners.  It’s of course optional if you’d like to do something different. 

 

KØSCC and I will be departing after the flight Saturday so WAØGEH will be the EOSS POC after the flight.  He and Sharon will be attending the Saturday night dinner, and he’ll coordinate a departure time from the motel for Sunday morning.  However, the Griffins are planning on stopping in Omaha to see family on Sunday.  So some conversation about plans for the drive to Denver (e.g., where to stop on Sunday night) may be in order.

 

 

73,

Nick

 

 

From: GPSL@groups.io [mailto:GPSL@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Krengel via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 09:42
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Mike could you please send the registration for the activities link again. I need to pay for all of that good stuff!

 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>

Date: 5/6/19 8:22 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: GPSL@groups.io

Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Hotel Registration

 

Just a reminder that preferred prices for the Country Inn/Suites and the Super 8 hotels expires on May 12.  If you haven't made your room reservations yet, NOW is the time...
Looking forward to seeing you all in Pella...
mike

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