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Re: FW: Air Force Pilot Sends Ring to Space in Epic Marriage Proposal

Garrett, Mark
 

I was wondering how it was being tracked as it lacked that information in the article. 

Mark

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:54 PM James Ewen VE6SRV <ve6srv@...> wrote:
Chicken!

We sent up the real ring and retrieved it. 

I haven’t asked how much the ring was worth. There was enough pressure just making sure we retrieved the payload. 

I blew out a calf muscle walking in to the field to retrieve the payload. Just about needed to have the ring owner come out and carry me back to my truck!



On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:10 AM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/02/12/air-force-pilot-sends-ring-space-epic-marriage-proposal.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22FtHdVJ7hE

Near space, actually - it was a weather balloon flight from Missouri I
believe.  Launched by a B-2 pilot assigned to Whiteman AFB.

73 de Mark N9XTN



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Re: FW: Air Force Pilot Sends Ring to Space in Epic Marriage Proposal

James Ewen VE6SRV
 

Chicken!

We sent up the real ring and retrieved it. 

I haven’t asked how much the ring was worth. There was enough pressure just making sure we retrieved the payload. 

I blew out a calf muscle walking in to the field to retrieve the payload. Just about needed to have the ring owner come out and carry me back to my truck!



On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:10 AM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/02/12/air-force-pilot-sends-ring-space-epic-marriage-proposal.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22FtHdVJ7hE

Near space, actually - it was a weather balloon flight from Missouri I
believe.  Launched by a B-2 pilot assigned to Whiteman AFB.

73 de Mark N9XTN



--
James
VE6SRV

FW: Air Force Pilot Sends Ring to Space in Epic Marriage Proposal

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/02/12/air-force-pilot-sends-ring-space-epic-marriage-proposal.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22FtHdVJ7hE

Near space, actually - it was a weather balloon flight from Missouri I
believe. Launched by a B-2 pilot assigned to Whiteman AFB.

73 de Mark N9XTN

Re: Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Garrett, Mark
 

Fantastic!

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:29 PM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
The payload owner has been found - don't know any more details than that at the moment.


73 de Mark N9XTN 

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:28 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:

This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 



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Re: Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

The payload owner has been found - don't know any more details than that at the moment.


73 de Mark N9XTN 


On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:28 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:

This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Re: Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Hank's posted nudged me to go have a look at the archived analysis data (go to ready.arl.noaa.gov and selected "Archived Meteorology" on the left).  

With the relatively light winds out of the west, I would guess the launch site was along I-40 east of or near Asheville.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

image.png
 PRESS HGT(MSL) TEMP DEW PT  WND DIR  WND SPD
 HPA       M      C     C       DEG     M/S
 E = Estimated Surface Height

  973.   405.E  27.8   22.9   233.3     1.5
  950.   618.   24.5   22.4   259.1     1.7
  925.   852.   22.4   21.1   274.7     2.9
  900.  1090.   20.8   19.1   291.3     6.4
  875.  1334.   19.4   16.9   295.3     9.5
  850.  1583.   17.7   14.5   294.7    11.5
  825.  1838.   16.0   11.5   293.4    12.6
  800.  2100.   14.6    8.3   291.2    12.8
  775.  2368.   13.6    5.1   286.1    12.6
  750.  2643.   12.6    2.2   281.6    12.6
  725.  2927.   11.0   -0.1   280.1    12.8
  700.  3219.    9.1   -1.5   279.1    12.8
  650.  3828.    5.0   -4.2   277.4    12.6
  600.  4476.    1.1   -8.0   277.3    11.9
  550.  5170.   -2.8  -12.8   282.2     9.8
  500.  5920.   -6.5  -17.4   281.2     7.0
  450.  6736.  -11.6  -23.6   264.0     7.7
  400.  7627.  -17.4  -28.0   261.5     9.9
  350.  8614.  -23.6  -33.6   271.5     9.4
  300.  9725.  -31.0  -44.8   287.4     3.4
  250. 10990.  -41.7  -53.3   276.5     2.3
  200. 12460.  -53.0  -61.2   284.5     6.7
  150. 14252.  -67.1  -72.2   268.5    11.1
  100. 16654.  -69.8  -79.5   282.2     5.0
   50. 20892.  -59.2  -81.6    88.1     7.8
  


On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 2:04 PM Hank Riley via Groups.Io <n1ltv=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
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This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Re: Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Hank Riley
 

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This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Unknown weather balloon payload from 2017 launch found in NC

Mark Conner N9XTN
 


This appears to have been a flight launched late morning on July 5, 2017 according to the timestamps visible in the Facebook photos.  I think it was a GoPro camera, photo filenames begin with "G".  T-shirt on the guy that launched it is for a shop in Charlottesville VA.  Payload was found about a week ago near Statesville NC.

73 de Mark N9XTN

 

Re: ARHAB web page

tony everhardt
 

Steve.

 That's why I would like to see the records updated and kept. My record will be very hard to beat. You can see the video by searching my call on Youtube.

N8WAC/Tony

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:57:00 PM EST, Steve Aerospace <steve@...> wrote:


Wow 797miles (1283Km) is pretty impressive.   I assume the great circle distance being referred to is the direct ground distance between the ground stations - rather than adding up the two halves.

Do data QSOs count?   and    ground-balloon-balloon-ground ?

    Steve G8KHW

On 01/12/2019 01:01, tony everhardt via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello Mike,

 I personally would like to see the Records going. I have to admit I'm bias on this. If nothing changed KD0FW and myself should still be number one on Earth Balloon Earth. Every now and then I tell people about it but can't find the records so they can see it. I was just wondering. Don't do it just for me if its too much trouble. 

N8WAC/Tony
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 07:42:18 PM EST, Michael West W5MAW <michael@...> wrote:


Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr@...>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK
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Reprieve for Yahoo Groups

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Re: ARHAB web page

Steve G8KHW / AJ4XE
 

Wow 797miles (1283Km) is pretty impressive.   I assume the great circle distance being referred to is the direct ground distance between the ground stations - rather than adding up the two halves.

Do data QSOs count?   and    ground-balloon-balloon-ground ?

    Steve G8KHW

On 01/12/2019 01:01, tony everhardt via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello Mike,

 I personally would like to see the Records going. I have to admit I'm bias on this. If nothing changed KD0FW and myself should still be number one on Earth Balloon Earth. Every now and then I tell people about it but can't find the records so they can see it. I was just wondering. Don't do it just for me if its too much trouble. 

N8WAC/Tony
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 07:42:18 PM EST, Michael West W5MAW <michael@...> wrote:


Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr@...>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK
-- 
Steve Randall
Random Engineering Ltd
steve@...
+44 7802 242135

This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged.
If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose the contents to another person or use it for any purpose or store or copy the information in any medium.
Although this e-mail and any attachments are believed to be free from any virus or other defect which might affect any system into which they are opened or received, it is the responsibility of the recipient to check that they are virus free and that they will in no way affect systems and data.
No responsibility is accepted by Random Engineering Ltd. for any loss or damage arising in any way from their receipt, opening or use.
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Re: ARHAB web page

tony everhardt
 

Hello Howard

I went to the old record books that you suggested and it was down. Oh well......you, Mike and myself know that we all hold the record Thanks to your balloon. We also have my Youtube for proof. I'll be looking forward to working your balloon in 2020. 

N8WAC/Tony

On Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:37:17 AM EST, BASE_DePauw <hlbrooks@...> wrote:


Tony,

The records are still found on old.arhab.org.  When you click on a record, there are many error lines, before the records appears but you can still find the list down the page.

Howard, KC9QBN
BASE_DePauw

P.S. - I may try to run the cross band repeater from Rantoul again next summer on 8 August 2020.

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 8:01 PM tony everhardt via Groups.Io <n8wac=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Mike,

 I personally would like to see the Records going. I have to admit I'm bias on this. If nothing changed KD0FW and myself should still be number one on Earth Balloon Earth. Every now and then I tell people about it but can't find the records so they can see it. I was just wondering. Don't do it just for me if its too much trouble. 

N8WAC/Tony
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 07:42:18 PM EST, Michael West W5MAW <michael@...> wrote:


Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK



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DePauw University
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Re: Student Experiment Advice

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

The way I tried to do this is with a petri dish that was opened up by a servo at high altitude. 

I think a petri dish is too small so I would make a large expanded foam petri dish, perhaps a foot across. Spray the interior with sticky glue and then have a servo keep the lid shut until the balloonbgets to a high enough altitude. You want to make sure to shut the lid before the balloon burst because the balloon will drop talcum powder and latex fragments that will contaminate your results.

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 3:02 PM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
I have a team of high school seniors interested in trying to collect and look for atmospheric particles at 70k feet and above.  Has anyone tried doing this and if so any advice on how to design this type of experiment (without breaking the bank on complexity, weight and cost)??
thanks
mike  PENS

Student Experiment Advice

Mike, n0mpm
 

I have a team of high school seniors interested in trying to collect and look for atmospheric particles at 70k feet and above.  Has anyone tried doing this and if so any advice on how to design this type of experiment (without breaking the bank on complexity, weight and cost)??
thanks
mike  PENS

Re: ARHAB web page

BASE_DePauw
 

Tony,

The records are still found on old.arhab.org.  When you click on a record, there are many error lines, before the records appears but you can still find the list down the page.

Howard, KC9QBN
BASE_DePauw

P.S. - I may try to run the cross band repeater from Rantoul again next summer on 8 August 2020.


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 8:01 PM tony everhardt via Groups.Io <n8wac=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Mike,

 I personally would like to see the Records going. I have to admit I'm bias on this. If nothing changed KD0FW and myself should still be number one on Earth Balloon Earth. Every now and then I tell people about it but can't find the records so they can see it. I was just wondering. Don't do it just for me if its too much trouble. 

N8WAC/Tony
On Friday, November 29, 2019, 07:42:18 PM EST, Michael West W5MAW <michael@...> wrote:


Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK



--
Howard L. Brooks
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
241 Julian Science and Mathematics Center
DePauw University
2 E. Hanna Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
hlbrooks@...
Office: (765) 658-4653
FAX: (765) 658-4732

Re: ARHAB web page

tony everhardt
 

Hello Mike,

 I personally would like to see the Records going. I have to admit I'm bias on this. If nothing changed KD0FW and myself should still be number one on Earth Balloon Earth. Every now and then I tell people about it but can't find the records so they can see it. I was just wondering. Don't do it just for me if its too much trouble. 

N8WAC/Tony

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 07:42:18 PM EST, Michael West W5MAW <michael@...> wrote:


Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr@...>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK

Re: ARHAB web page

Michael West W5MAW
 

Hey,

I manage the website, you can see my callsign and email on the front page. Apologies if I didn't send you a response to the record email. I've been collecting new records via email but I've been focusing more on maintaining the site and cleaning up and replacing old code.

Currently there doesn't seem to be a big demand for records. At GPSL last year I asked the group how record keeping should work going forward and got very little feedback.

If people still care about the records I could make some new submission rules and move them to a Google Drive spreadsheet so they're easy to update. The old site and records are still up of course and haven't changed much.

Cheers,

--
Michael West W5MAW


From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> on behalf of Carlton Corbitt via Groups.Io <ccccrnr@...>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 11:37:08 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ARHAB web page
 
Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK

Re: ARHAB web page

Carlton Corbitt
 

Hi Tony,

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know, its kept up out of a labor of love by volunteers.   I wasn't at GPSL so i don't know the latest.

Carlton
KI4NHK

ARHAB web page

tony everhardt
 

Does anyone know anything about the ARHAB website? I've sent a couple of emails the past 9 months or so wondering about the Record Holders section. I can't seem to get any replies. Is ARHAB active anymore?

Tony/N8WAC

Re: Windy Launch!

Garrett, Mark
 

Yea that last one just was ripped to shreds and the balloon did not strike anything.  

If you are into winter check out the 2020 Ice Phallus just started streaming today.  It is created by water condensation in a furnace exhaust.  Located in St. Cloud, MN.


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

I have done many windy launches in our time. Like 40 Mph winds. BUT This is crazy!

The first launch is no big deal but the rest WOW!!!
https://youtu.be/C377l7pBkzA

Joe WB9SBD
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