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Re: Are T-tanks reliably 260 cu feet?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I have purchased a tank as a reserve. You could take a hit from that tank, if needed.


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019, 5:53 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Hey Gang,

I understand we're getting T-tanks for GPSL, which are "nominal 260 cu
feet".  I'm planning to launch a pico, and my HAB will want a greedy 210
cubic feeet.  Do you think I'll make it with one tank? Does anyone
expect to have a lot of gas left after they fill, and want to donate to
a good cause?  ;-p

Mike / KD2EAT



Are T-tanks reliably 260 cu feet?

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hey Gang,

I understand we're getting T-tanks for GPSL, which are "nominal 260 cu feet".  I'm planning to launch a pico, and my HAB will want a greedy 210 cubic feeet.  Do you think I'll make it with one tank? Does anyone expect to have a lot of gas left after they fill, and want to donate to a good cause?  ;-p

Mike / KD2EAT

2019 GPSL Revised Tour Info

Mike, n0mpm
 

A few notes on getting to our Thursday tours. 
REMINDER FOR BOTH TOURS:  Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. 
See the attached Map...

Lely Tour:  Meet at the Parking lot at 9:15am.
Parking is very limited at Lely.  We will park just a tad SW of the Lely facility and hoof it over to the office/plant.  Follow the RED line into the far north-east parking area.  Enter at GATE 7.  You will be going past active manufacturing traffic, so be extremely careful and on the look out for forklifts etc.  This is not normal, but with last year's tornado things are really congested. 
The two buildings shaded in pink are no longer standing.  Don't get confused when you drive by on the way to Lely.

Vermeer Tour:  Meet in the Parking lot at 1:15pm.
You will follow the light blue line into the parking area for Plant 4.  Enter at GATE 4.  Just look for an open space as we will be sharing parking with employees.  Again, be very careful in the parking lots.

2019 GPSL - - Pella is Ready to Say Hi !

Mike, n0mpm
 

The numbers are in and we should have a great GPSL.  I doubt we will get any more registered, but who knows.  I was surprised this morning with 2 more out of Missouri..
Here's the breakdown:
Wednesday Picnic:  28  (Genelle is already cooking up a storm, food not WX)
Thursday Tours:  30
Thursday Dinner:  38
Friday Conference:  39
Friday Banquet:  52
Balloons to Fly:  4 Latex/3 or 4 Pico
Saturday Dinner:  41

Can't wait to see my old friends and to meet my soon to be new friends!!
Thank-you for helping make 2019 GPSL a good one!
mike

Re: Saturday forecast

Mike, n0mpm
 

Since their on no strong NWS bets, I have decided to go with the second trend!!!
Please inform the NWS so they don't waste time on working the first scenario!

Saturday forecast

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

There's quite a bit of uncertainty going into Saturday's forecast, with two general trends.  One is that a warm front will be lifting northward from Missouri and generating broad areas of showers and isolated thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday, then a cold front arrives late Saturday afternoon with clearing skies for early Sunday.  The rain would probably be heavy enough Saturday morning to make it difficult at best to have a launch.

The second is that the frontal system is held to the south and Pella remains under cool high pressure with relatively clear conditions through the weekend.

So far, the area NWS offices are not placing strong bets either direction, and going with a middle-of-the-road approach for Saturday - "chances of rain but not a washout".

- Mark

Noctilucent Clouds

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 


Noctilucent clouds are unusual clouds found in the mesosphere, around 50 miles high. They consist of ice crystals condensed on meteoric dust and when visible, usually at high latitudes, like 50 degrees.

The last two days, they've been visible as low as San Jose. I made a time lapse of them last night that you might like. It's on my YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbjeyApOYc

Re: Share a lift?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I'm driving right now so I can't look at the spreadsheet but does this take care of our time slot conflict?


On Sun, Jun 9, 2019, 12:25 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH via Groups.Io <nearsys=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
That's the plan, I will provide a Tracker for you. This'll be my 196th flight. So I'm looking forward to it. Thanks

On Sun, Jun 9, 2019, 12:21 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Paul,

So there has been a lot of chatter.  I just want to make sure we're still on the same page.  As I understand it, you're providing a tracker at callsign KD4STH-3 for me to use with my flight.  I think you have some others going on too, so I just wanted to confirm that we're still "on" to put one on my payload string.  It's not a big deal if not, but I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.  I've got plenty of trackers, so if you made other plans, it's no bother at all.  Just let me know.

Also, I've moved my other tracker that was on xx:40 off to xx:50, as documented in the latest spreadsheet Mike has been circulating.

Thanks!
Mike

On 6/3/2019 12:01 AM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I would be happy to be a backup tracker for you. The tracker is a StratoTrack and it weighs 9 oz. There are four cords to connect it to the payload string.

It's KD4STH-3 and transmits APRS at 144.390.

Thanks

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 9:30 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Paul,

I'd be happy to have a stowaway.  If it's light enough, I could use it as a second tracker on my little "drop" payload that I'll be releasing between 90-95000 feet.  Otherwise, I could stick it in one of my two payload boxes as a second backup.  Either is fine with me.

Mike / KD2EAT

On 6/2/2019 9:19 PM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I've got a third and light weight tracker that I'd like to see about sharing a balloon. If I can, that would be flight 195 for me. Does anyone have space on their balloon for an extra tracker?

Thanks

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 9:08 AM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
Less than 2 weeks and counting!
Please let me know if you are planning to attend the Wednesday evening Picnic and the Thursday Tours.  Genelle doesn't want to run short on BBQ and Brats and I need to get an accurate count for the folks at Lely and Vermeer.(I have the numbers for EOSS folks already).
Here is some info for those attending these early events....Please note the dress requirements for the tours!!!!

Wednesday:  Hosted by Mike and Genelle

            Picnic at N0MPM’s House

            1109 Fountain View Dr, Pella IA

            5:30pm to 9:00pm
           

 

Thursday Tours:

REQUIRED ATTIRE (both Tours):  Long Pants/Slacks and NO Open Toe Shoes.  No one will be allowed on the tours without required attire!!

 

Lely Inc Tour:  Meet at Lely Parking Lot at 9:15AM  Please Car Pool to Save on Parking

                        775 250 Avenue,  Pella IA

                        Directions:  From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.  Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Continue to the east side of the Vermeer Manufacturing Complex.  Turn left (north) about ¼ mile.  Lely will be on the West side of 250th Ave.

 

Vermeer Tour:  Meet at the Vermeer Parking Lot Building 4 at 1:15PM  Please Car Pool

                          1210 Vermeer Road,  Pella, IA

                          Directions:   From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.

 Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Turn Left at Gate #4.  We will meet in  front of Building 4 and enter together.



Re: Share a lift?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

That's the plan, I will provide a Tracker for you. This'll be my 196th flight. So I'm looking forward to it. Thanks


On Sun, Jun 9, 2019, 12:21 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Paul,

So there has been a lot of chatter.  I just want to make sure we're still on the same page.  As I understand it, you're providing a tracker at callsign KD4STH-3 for me to use with my flight.  I think you have some others going on too, so I just wanted to confirm that we're still "on" to put one on my payload string.  It's not a big deal if not, but I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.  I've got plenty of trackers, so if you made other plans, it's no bother at all.  Just let me know.

Also, I've moved my other tracker that was on xx:40 off to xx:50, as documented in the latest spreadsheet Mike has been circulating.

Thanks!
Mike

On 6/3/2019 12:01 AM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I would be happy to be a backup tracker for you. The tracker is a StratoTrack and it weighs 9 oz. There are four cords to connect it to the payload string.

It's KD4STH-3 and transmits APRS at 144.390.

Thanks

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 9:30 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Paul,

I'd be happy to have a stowaway.  If it's light enough, I could use it as a second tracker on my little "drop" payload that I'll be releasing between 90-95000 feet.  Otherwise, I could stick it in one of my two payload boxes as a second backup.  Either is fine with me.

Mike / KD2EAT

On 6/2/2019 9:19 PM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I've got a third and light weight tracker that I'd like to see about sharing a balloon. If I can, that would be flight 195 for me. Does anyone have space on their balloon for an extra tracker?

Thanks

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 9:08 AM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
Less than 2 weeks and counting!
Please let me know if you are planning to attend the Wednesday evening Picnic and the Thursday Tours.  Genelle doesn't want to run short on BBQ and Brats and I need to get an accurate count for the folks at Lely and Vermeer.(I have the numbers for EOSS folks already).
Here is some info for those attending these early events....Please note the dress requirements for the tours!!!!

Wednesday:  Hosted by Mike and Genelle

            Picnic at N0MPM’s House

            1109 Fountain View Dr, Pella IA

            5:30pm to 9:00pm
           

 

Thursday Tours:

REQUIRED ATTIRE (both Tours):  Long Pants/Slacks and NO Open Toe Shoes.  No one will be allowed on the tours without required attire!!

 

Lely Inc Tour:  Meet at Lely Parking Lot at 9:15AM  Please Car Pool to Save on Parking

                        775 250 Avenue,  Pella IA

                        Directions:  From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.  Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Continue to the east side of the Vermeer Manufacturing Complex.  Turn left (north) about ¼ mile.  Lely will be on the West side of 250th Ave.

 

Vermeer Tour:  Meet at the Vermeer Parking Lot Building 4 at 1:15PM  Please Car Pool

                          1210 Vermeer Road,  Pella, IA

                          Directions:   From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.

 Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Turn Left at Gate #4.  We will meet in  front of Building 4 and enter together.



Re: Share a lift?

Michael Hojnowski
 

Paul,

So there has been a lot of chatter.  I just want to make sure we're still on the same page.  As I understand it, you're providing a tracker at callsign KD4STH-3 for me to use with my flight.  I think you have some others going on too, so I just wanted to confirm that we're still "on" to put one on my payload string.  It's not a big deal if not, but I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.  I've got plenty of trackers, so if you made other plans, it's no bother at all.  Just let me know.

Also, I've moved my other tracker that was on xx:40 off to xx:50, as documented in the latest spreadsheet Mike has been circulating.

Thanks!
Mike

On 6/3/2019 12:01 AM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I would be happy to be a backup tracker for you. The tracker is a StratoTrack and it weighs 9 oz. There are four cords to connect it to the payload string.

It's KD4STH-3 and transmits APRS at 144.390.

Thanks

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 9:30 PM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Paul,

I'd be happy to have a stowaway.  If it's light enough, I could use it as a second tracker on my little "drop" payload that I'll be releasing between 90-95000 feet.  Otherwise, I could stick it in one of my two payload boxes as a second backup.  Either is fine with me.

Mike / KD2EAT

On 6/2/2019 9:19 PM, L. Paul Verhage KD4STH wrote:
I've got a third and light weight tracker that I'd like to see about sharing a balloon. If I can, that would be flight 195 for me. Does anyone have space on their balloon for an extra tracker?

Thanks

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 9:08 AM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
Less than 2 weeks and counting!
Please let me know if you are planning to attend the Wednesday evening Picnic and the Thursday Tours.  Genelle doesn't want to run short on BBQ and Brats and I need to get an accurate count for the folks at Lely and Vermeer.(I have the numbers for EOSS folks already).
Here is some info for those attending these early events....Please note the dress requirements for the tours!!!!

Wednesday:  Hosted by Mike and Genelle

            Picnic at N0MPM’s House

            1109 Fountain View Dr, Pella IA

            5:30pm to 9:00pm
           

 

Thursday Tours:

REQUIRED ATTIRE (both Tours):  Long Pants/Slacks and NO Open Toe Shoes.  No one will be allowed on the tours without required attire!!

 

Lely Inc Tour:  Meet at Lely Parking Lot at 9:15AM  Please Car Pool to Save on Parking

                        775 250 Avenue,  Pella IA

                        Directions:  From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.  Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Continue to the east side of the Vermeer Manufacturing Complex.  Turn left (north) about ¼ mile.  Lely will be on the West side of 250th Ave.

 

Vermeer Tour:  Meet at the Vermeer Parking Lot Building 4 at 1:15PM  Please Car Pool

                          1210 Vermeer Road,  Pella, IA

                          Directions:   From the Town Square, Go East on Washington St.

 Road will turn into Vermeer Rd.  Turn Left at Gate #4.  We will meet in  front of Building 4 and enter together.



Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

Can we combine this with the Two Texas Team?


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:22 PM <wb8elk@...> wrote:
Hi Paul,

  The backup tracker is KF4ZTI-11. That will be fine.

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 2:41 pm
Subject: [GPSL] APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

I found out yesterday that the KD4STH-2 tracker shifts its output one second early every five transmissions. It's a Strato Tracker and doesn't have the ability to set a time slot.

Bill, would you be interested in launching your backup tracker on a balloon with me if I bring a 1,000 gram balloon? I have a light-weight tracker (Track Soar) that I can pair up with it. That would give me four launches at GPSL. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <wb8elk@...>
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)
To: <mpmorgan@...>, <zclobes@...>
Cc: <nearsys@...>, <moody.michael@...>, <kd2eat@...>, <mike.kubasti@...>, <ndhanks@...>


Here's my latest revisions including the two Pico balloons I plan to fly:

latex balloon trackers:
WB8ELK-11    144.390 time slot 0:47    144.340 time slot  0:52   flying with W0ZC
KF4ZTI-11       144.390 time slot 0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42   backup tracker if needed (no longer listed as WB8ELK-12)

Pico balloon trackers:

WB8MSJ-11   144.390 time slot 0:27    144.340 time slot  0:37
AK0SK-11      144.390 time slot  0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42

Even though AK0SK-11 and KF4ZTI-11 are on the same time slot, I have a randomizer routine that varies it plus or minus a second so they won't tromp on each other very often.  No problems if KF4ZTI-11 doesn't fly.

And yes, I can make the alternate transmission 10 seconds after the 144.39 transmission or 5 seconds .

- Bill WB8ELK

Does this scheme work with everyone. I can reprogram any of them if necessary.




-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Morgan <mpmorgan@...>
To: Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>; Bill Brown <wb8elk@...>
Cc: Paul Verhage <nearsys@...>; Michael Moody <moody.michael@...>; Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...>; mike.kubasti <mike.kubasti@...>; Nick Hanks <ndhanks@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 10:12 am
Subject: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Here is what I think is getting close to our final...This information
should be the same as what is on the superlaunch.org web page under the
Launch/Flight Roster tabs...

Let me know soon if you have any revisions so we can lock it in for
tracker configuration...


mike




--
Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist


--
Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist

Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

Alright, I'll bring another balloon and tracker to carry your payload. 

Thanks

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:17 PM Michael West W5MAW <groups.io@...> wrote:

Hey Paul,

 

Chris N5CMR and I are thinking of bringing back our camera / SSTV payload (no tracker) from last year, but we don’t have a balloon prepared. We can help launch and recover one or more balloons.

 

By the way, we made a team name: “Those Two Texans” (TTT) 😊

 

Thanks,

 

--

Michael West W5MAW

https://mwe.st

 

From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of L. Paul Verhage KD4STH via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 2:41 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

 

I found out yesterday that the KD4STH-2 tracker shifts its output one second early every five transmissions. It's a Strato Tracker and doesn't have the ability to set a time slot.

 

Bill, would you be interested in launching your backup tracker on a balloon with me if I bring a 1,000 gram balloon? I have a light-weight tracker (Track Soar) that I can pair up with it. That would give me four launches at GPSL. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <wb8elk@...>
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)
To: <mpmorgan@...>, <zclobes@...>
Cc: <nearsys@...>, <moody.michael@...>, <kd2eat@...>, <mike.kubasti@...>, <ndhanks@...>

 

Here's my latest revisions including the two Pico balloons I plan to fly:

 

latex balloon trackers:

WB8ELK-11    144.390 time slot 0:47    144.340 time slot  0:52   flying with W0ZC

KF4ZTI-11       144.390 time slot 0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42   backup tracker if needed (no longer listed as WB8ELK-12)

 

Pico balloon trackers:

 

WB8MSJ-11   144.390 time slot 0:27    144.340 time slot  0:37

AK0SK-11      144.390 time slot  0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42

 

Even though AK0SK-11 and KF4ZTI-11 are on the same time slot, I have a randomizer routine that varies it plus or minus a second so they won't tromp on each other very often.  No problems if KF4ZTI-11 doesn't fly.

 

And yes, I can make the alternate transmission 10 seconds after the 144.39 transmission or 5 seconds .

 

- Bill WB8ELK

 

Does this scheme work with everyone. I can reprogram any of them if necessary.

 



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Morgan <mpmorgan@...>
To: Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>; Bill Brown <wb8elk@...>
Cc: Paul Verhage <nearsys@...>; Michael Moody <moody.michael@...>; Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...>; mike.kubasti <mike.kubasti@...>; Nick Hanks <ndhanks@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 10:12 am
Subject: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Here is what I think is getting close to our final...This information
should be the same as what is on the superlaunch.org web page under the
Launch/Flight Roster tabs...

Let me know soon if you have any revisions so we can lock it in for
tracker configuration...



mike


 

--

Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist



--
Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist

Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Bill Brown
 

Hi Paul,

  The backup tracker is KF4ZTI-11. That will be fine.

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 2:41 pm
Subject: [GPSL] APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

I found out yesterday that the KD4STH-2 tracker shifts its output one second early every five transmissions. It's a Strato Tracker and doesn't have the ability to set a time slot.

Bill, would you be interested in launching your backup tracker on a balloon with me if I bring a 1,000 gram balloon? I have a light-weight tracker (Track Soar) that I can pair up with it. That would give me four launches at GPSL. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <wb8elk@...>
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)
To: <mpmorgan@...>, <zclobes@...>
Cc: <nearsys@...>, <moody.michael@...>, <kd2eat@...>, <mike.kubasti@...>, <ndhanks@...>


Here's my latest revisions including the two Pico balloons I plan to fly:

latex balloon trackers:
WB8ELK-11    144.390 time slot 0:47    144.340 time slot  0:52   flying with W0ZC
KF4ZTI-11       144.390 time slot 0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42   backup tracker if needed (no longer listed as WB8ELK-12)

Pico balloon trackers:

WB8MSJ-11   144.390 time slot 0:27    144.340 time slot  0:37
AK0SK-11      144.390 time slot  0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42

Even though AK0SK-11 and KF4ZTI-11 are on the same time slot, I have a randomizer routine that varies it plus or minus a second so they won't tromp on each other very often.  No problems if KF4ZTI-11 doesn't fly.

And yes, I can make the alternate transmission 10 seconds after the 144.39 transmission or 5 seconds .

- Bill WB8ELK

Does this scheme work with everyone. I can reprogram any of them if necessary.




-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Morgan <mpmorgan@...>
To: Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>; Bill Brown <wb8elk@...>
Cc: Paul Verhage <nearsys@...>; Michael Moody <moody.michael@...>; Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...>; mike.kubasti <mike.kubasti@...>; Nick Hanks <ndhanks@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 10:12 am
Subject: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Here is what I think is getting close to our final...This information
should be the same as what is on the superlaunch.org web page under the
Launch/Flight Roster tabs...

Let me know soon if you have any revisions so we can lock it in for
tracker configuration...


mike




--
Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist

Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Michael West W5MAW
 

Hey Paul,

 

Chris N5CMR and I are thinking of bringing back our camera / SSTV payload (no tracker) from last year, but we don’t have a balloon prepared. We can help launch and recover one or more balloons.

 

By the way, we made a team name: “Those Two Texans” (TTT) 😊

 

Thanks,

 

--

Michael West W5MAW

https://mwe.st

 

From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of L. Paul Verhage KD4STH via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 2:41 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

 

I found out yesterday that the KD4STH-2 tracker shifts its output one second early every five transmissions. It's a Strato Tracker and doesn't have the ability to set a time slot.

 

Bill, would you be interested in launching your backup tracker on a balloon with me if I bring a 1,000 gram balloon? I have a light-weight tracker (Track Soar) that I can pair up with it. That would give me four launches at GPSL. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <wb8elk@...>
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)
To: <mpmorgan@...>, <zclobes@...>
Cc: <nearsys@...>, <moody.michael@...>, <kd2eat@...>, <mike.kubasti@...>, <ndhanks@...>

 

Here's my latest revisions including the two Pico balloons I plan to fly:

 

latex balloon trackers:

WB8ELK-11    144.390 time slot 0:47    144.340 time slot  0:52   flying with W0ZC

KF4ZTI-11       144.390 time slot 0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42   backup tracker if needed (no longer listed as WB8ELK-12)

 

Pico balloon trackers:

 

WB8MSJ-11   144.390 time slot 0:27    144.340 time slot  0:37

AK0SK-11      144.390 time slot  0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42

 

Even though AK0SK-11 and KF4ZTI-11 are on the same time slot, I have a randomizer routine that varies it plus or minus a second so they won't tromp on each other very often.  No problems if KF4ZTI-11 doesn't fly.

 

And yes, I can make the alternate transmission 10 seconds after the 144.39 transmission or 5 seconds .

 

- Bill WB8ELK

 

Does this scheme work with everyone. I can reprogram any of them if necessary.

 



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Morgan <mpmorgan@...>
To: Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>; Bill Brown <wb8elk@...>
Cc: Paul Verhage <nearsys@...>; Michael Moody <moody.michael@...>; Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...>; mike.kubasti <mike.kubasti@...>; Nick Hanks <ndhanks@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 10:12 am
Subject: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Here is what I think is getting close to our final...This information
should be the same as what is on the superlaunch.org web page under the
Launch/Flight Roster tabs...

Let me know soon if you have any revisions so we can lock it in for
tracker configuration...



mike


 

--

Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist

APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I found out yesterday that the KD4STH-2 tracker shifts its output one second early every five transmissions. It's a Strato Tracker and doesn't have the ability to set a time slot.

Bill, would you be interested in launching your backup tracker on a balloon with me if I bring a 1,000 gram balloon? I have a light-weight tracker (Track Soar) that I can pair up with it. That would give me four launches at GPSL. 

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <wb8elk@...>
Date: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)
To: <mpmorgan@...>, <zclobes@...>
Cc: <nearsys@...>, <moody.michael@...>, <kd2eat@...>, <mike.kubasti@...>, <ndhanks@...>


Here's my latest revisions including the two Pico balloons I plan to fly:

latex balloon trackers:
WB8ELK-11    144.390 time slot 0:47    144.340 time slot  0:52   flying with W0ZC
KF4ZTI-11       144.390 time slot 0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42   backup tracker if needed (no longer listed as WB8ELK-12)

Pico balloon trackers:

WB8MSJ-11   144.390 time slot 0:27    144.340 time slot  0:37
AK0SK-11      144.390 time slot  0:37    144.340 time slot 0:42

Even though AK0SK-11 and KF4ZTI-11 are on the same time slot, I have a randomizer routine that varies it plus or minus a second so they won't tromp on each other very often.  No problems if KF4ZTI-11 doesn't fly.

And yes, I can make the alternate transmission 10 seconds after the 144.39 transmission or 5 seconds .

- Bill WB8ELK

Does this scheme work with everyone. I can reprogram any of them if necessary.




-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Morgan <mpmorgan@...>
To: Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>; Bill Brown <wb8elk@...>
Cc: Paul Verhage <nearsys@...>; Michael Moody <moody.michael@...>; Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...>; mike.kubasti <mike.kubasti@...>; Nick Hanks <ndhanks@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 10:12 am
Subject: APRS Time Slot Planning (Final Maybe?)

Here is what I think is getting close to our final...This information
should be the same as what is on the superlaunch.org web page under the
Launch/Flight Roster tabs...

Let me know soon if you have any revisions so we can lock it in for
tracker configuration...


mike




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Dr. L. Paul Verhage
Near Space Evangelist

Re: NOMADS GFS file changing June 12th

Jerry
 

I did some testing today and it looks like it should be a simple change on Wednesday to get everything working.   I did some testing with the 0.25 degree filtered file and my parser works on it.  Assuming they put back in the filter .pl files and keep the names the same for the 0.5 deg file the only change is the directory structure.  The other issue I see is the 0p25 files don't have as many mb levels as the current 0p50 files.  I assume that is to keep the file size down and the 0p50 will be the same or better than the current version.

I also fixed the overlay so that is working now.  The Database was gone for some reason.  I updated the UTC clock on the page to html from flash so that works better.

Look forward to seeing everyone next week.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 8:38:44 PM MST, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:


The GFS model will undergo physics upgrades at that time.  The output formats should remain the same, but the directory structure will apparently change as per the notice.  Here's what a current URL looks like:


I assume the tail end would change from 0600/ to 06/00/ on the 12th.  The 0.5 deg and 1.0 deg files should still be available, as there are many users.

Those pulling the data from the https server (and perhaps other NOAA model data servers) will have to change their pulls in a turnkey fashion during the 12Z cycle.  

I don't know if any of the HABHUB crew is on this email list or not.  Hopefully someone can get word to a contact there.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 8:15 PM Jerry via Groups.Io <jerrygable=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just to add some interest to the GPSL launch, it looks like the GFS forecast that everyone uses for prediction software is getting a major upgrade the Wednesday before. The announcement is shown below.  I am a little confused on exactly what is happening to the existing files (0.5 and 1.0 degree) that most systems use.  Since there is a new directory structure it would be nice if both systems could be up for a while but it doesn't sound like that is in the cards.

The pessimist in me says we should all be prepared for none of the prediction software working Friday or Saturday.  The best and most likely case is everyone will get the software converted over with a little down time on Wednesday.  I plan on working on mine so it is ready but will be traveling on Wednesday so it might be interesting.

If any of you have contacts at Hahhub or any of the other prediction systems it would be great to hear their plans.

Mark Conner, if you have any insight it would be great to hear that as well.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


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From: NOMADS-FTPPRD list <ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd@...>
To: _NCEP list.nomads-ftpprd <ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:04:23 AM MST
Subject: [NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd] Pending Upgrades & Announcements 06/04/19

Summary
* GFS will have a major upgrade with the 12z cycle June 12. Starting with the 12z cycle June 12, GFS data will move to the new directory structure of gfs.YYYYMMDD/CC/ from gfs.YYYYMMDDCC/. Data will not be backfilled.
* Grib filter for the parallel GFSv15 0.25 deg output is now on nomads.ncep.noaa.gov, listed at the bottom of the page. The script name is different to keep separate from current production, and will move back to the production names June 12.

Please see below for changes and upgrades:


HYSPLIT Upgrade 
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-38hysplit_upgrade.pdf

NAM and HiRes Changes
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-41nam_hiresw.pdf

Marine Fog Product Replacement
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019

National Water Model Version 2.0 Upgrade
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 19, 2019
  Parallel Data: 

--
Anne Myckow
Lead Dataflow Analyst
NOAA/NCEP/NCO
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Re: NOMADS GFS file changing June 12th

Marty Griffin
 

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On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:19 AM -0600, "Jerry via Groups.Io" <jerrygable@...> wrote:

Thanks for letting me know.  I haven't used that feature in a long time.

It looks like the DB is offline.  I will work on it but am heading out tomorrow.  Visiting a few relatives on the road to GPSL.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


On Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4:31:26 AM MST, Dale Wegner <dalewegner@...> wrote:


You may want to check the overlay feature out before the launch.  It did not work for us last Saturday.  Attached is screen print of the error.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 9:15 PM Jerry via Groups.Io <jerrygable=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just to add some interest to the GPSL launch, it looks like the GFS forecast that everyone uses for prediction software is getting a major upgrade the Wednesday before. The announcement is shown below.  I am a little confused on exactly what is happening to the existing files (0.5 and 1.0 degree) that most systems use.  Since there is a new directory structure it would be nice if both systems could be up for a while but it doesn't sound like that is in the cards.

The pessimist in me says we should all be prepared for none of the prediction software working Friday or Saturday.  The best and most likely case is everyone will get the software converted over with a little down time on Wednesday.  I plan on working on mine so it is ready but will be traveling on Wednesday so it might be interesting.

If any of you have contacts at Hahhub or any of the other prediction systems it would be great to hear their plans.

Mark Conner, if you have any insight it would be great to hear that as well.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


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To: _NCEP list.nomads-ftpprd <ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:04:23 AM MST
Subject: [NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd] Pending Upgrades & Announcements 06/04/19

Summary
* GFS will have a major upgrade with the 12z cycle June 12. Starting with the 12z cycle June 12, GFS data will move to the new directory structure of gfs.YYYYMMDD/CC/ from gfs.YYYYMMDDCC/. Data will not be backfilled.
* Grib filter for the parallel GFSv15 0.25 deg output is now on nomads.ncep.noaa.gov, listed at the bottom of the page. The script name is different to keep separate from current production, and will move back to the production names June 12.

Please see below for changes and upgrades:


HYSPLIT Upgrade 
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-38hysplit_upgrade.pdf

NAM and HiRes Changes
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-41nam_hiresw.pdf

Marine Fog Product Replacement
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019

National Water Model Version 2.0 Upgrade
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 19, 2019
  Parallel Data: 

--
Anne Myckow
Lead Dataflow Analyst
NOAA/NCEP/NCO
_______________________________________________
NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd mailing list
NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd@...
https://www.lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd

Re: NOMADS GFS file changing June 12th

Jerry
 

Thanks for letting me know.  I haven't used that feature in a long time.

It looks like the DB is offline.  I will work on it but am heading out tomorrow.  Visiting a few relatives on the road to GPSL.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


On Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4:31:26 AM MST, Dale Wegner <dalewegner@...> wrote:


You may want to check the overlay feature out before the launch.  It did not work for us last Saturday.  Attached is screen print of the error.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 9:15 PM Jerry via Groups.Io <jerrygable=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just to add some interest to the GPSL launch, it looks like the GFS forecast that everyone uses for prediction software is getting a major upgrade the Wednesday before. The announcement is shown below.  I am a little confused on exactly what is happening to the existing files (0.5 and 1.0 degree) that most systems use.  Since there is a new directory structure it would be nice if both systems could be up for a while but it doesn't sound like that is in the cards.

The pessimist in me says we should all be prepared for none of the prediction software working Friday or Saturday.  The best and most likely case is everyone will get the software converted over with a little down time on Wednesday.  I plan on working on mine so it is ready but will be traveling on Wednesday so it might be interesting.

If any of you have contacts at Hahhub or any of the other prediction systems it would be great to hear their plans.

Mark Conner, if you have any insight it would be great to hear that as well.

Jerry Gable
Balloon Flight Prediction tools
http://www.s3research.com


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To: _NCEP list.nomads-ftpprd <ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:04:23 AM MST
Subject: [NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd] Pending Upgrades & Announcements 06/04/19

Summary
* GFS will have a major upgrade with the 12z cycle June 12. Starting with the 12z cycle June 12, GFS data will move to the new directory structure of gfs.YYYYMMDD/CC/ from gfs.YYYYMMDDCC/. Data will not be backfilled.
* Grib filter for the parallel GFSv15 0.25 deg output is now on nomads.ncep.noaa.gov, listed at the bottom of the page. The script name is different to keep separate from current production, and will move back to the production names June 12.

Please see below for changes and upgrades:


HYSPLIT Upgrade 
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-38hysplit_upgrade.pdf

NAM and HiRes Changes
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019
  Parallel data: 
  SCN: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-41nam_hiresw.pdf

Marine Fog Product Replacement
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 12, 2019

National Water Model Version 2.0 Upgrade
  Scheduled Implementation Date: June 19, 2019
  Parallel Data: 

--
Anne Myckow
Lead Dataflow Analyst
NOAA/NCEP/NCO
_______________________________________________
NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd mailing list
NCEP.list.NOMADS-ftpprd@...
https://www.lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/ncep.list.nomads-ftpprd

Re: 2019 GPSL Repeater Info

Garrett, Mark
 

I would recommend anyone out to recover a balloon package bring at the very least, boots and insect repellent (and possible rain gear).  Lots of flying insects this year and the fields in my area around Macomb, IL are not yet planted due to an incredibly wet spring.  

At least some of the river crossings at the Mississippi are opening up after flooding closed them.

Mark 
KA9SZX

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
Looking at the forecast soundings for the launch time, it appears we'll have a short chase generally to the east.  The stratospheric winds have not yet turned easterly and are pretty light, and the tropospheric winds are expected to also be light and generally from the west or southwest.  Trend is for cloudy skies, temps around 70, and some chance of rain.

73 de Mark N9XTN  

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 9:52 AM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
Here are some repeater options for Saturday flight tracking and recovery.  Just to remind our EOSS team, a Wide Coverage repeater in Iowa usually means it's good for 25 to 30 miles radius! 
mike




--
Mark Garrett
Tri States Public Radio
WIUM Macomb, IL
WIUW Warsaw, IL
WVKC Galesburg, IL
K292GR Burlington, IA

Re: 2019 GPSL Repeater Info

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Looking at the forecast soundings for the launch time, it appears we'll have a short chase generally to the east.  The stratospheric winds have not yet turned easterly and are pretty light, and the tropospheric winds are expected to also be light and generally from the west or southwest.  Trend is for cloudy skies, temps around 70, and some chance of rain.

73 de Mark N9XTN  

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 9:52 AM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
Here are some repeater options for Saturday flight tracking and recovery.  Just to remind our EOSS team, a Wide Coverage repeater in Iowa usually means it's good for 25 to 30 miles radius! 
mike