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Re: Photos of past events

John Kovac KM6GKF
 

Thanks for the reply, Zack.  When we failed in Idaho, it was the people on this list that helped us understand our choice of line was a poor one.  

On Sep 27, 2020, at 4:14 PM, Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:


Thanks for the photos. I've included them in the 2018 gallery.

I've had failures during other launches for sure, but the most spectacular ones seem to be in front of large groups of people. A few years ago in Hutch I was raising my balloon up on kite-string lanyards. Somehow things twisted just right and the lanyards friction-cut their way through my load line dropping the packages back to the ground and releasing the balloon towards the heavens.

The second one that I had was a remotely-controlled cutdown device placed above the parachute. It utilized a 400MHz link from the capsule to command the cutdown. The good news is that I had the presence of mind to include a deadman's switch in the event that the controlling capsule died, we'd still get cut away. The bad news is that I inadvertently shorted my receive antenna directly to ground. When I was testing on the workbench everything was fine, however as soon as I put 30' of load line out between the balloon and the capsule, I unknowingly initiated a deadman's count-down. The capsules rose a couple thousand feet into the air before descending gracefully back a few miles away.

Oh the adventures...



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On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 1:26 PM John Kovac KM6GKF <jkovac@...> wrote:
Here’s a link to six photos from
2018.  


Kind of a painful memory for my son and me - we drove from California to Idaho and had a line break just before launch, balloon went up with no payload and we didn’t have a spare balloon.  It was cool to meet everyone, though, and we enjoyed the presentations.

On Sep 27, 2020, at 10:57 AM, Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:


OK, so I think 2005 was the room that started to rotate around on us then. Was that in Omaha?


Zack

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...> wrote:
I'll dig up and see what I have. Here are two updates for you though. 2009 was Topeka and not 2005. For 2001 you can write down Manhattan Kansas.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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Re: Photos of past events

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

Thanks for the photos. I've included them in the 2018 gallery.

I've had failures during other launches for sure, but the most spectacular ones seem to be in front of large groups of people. A few years ago in Hutch I was raising my balloon up on kite-string lanyards. Somehow things twisted just right and the lanyards friction-cut their way through my load line dropping the packages back to the ground and releasing the balloon towards the heavens.

The second one that I had was a remotely-controlled cutdown device placed above the parachute. It utilized a 400MHz link from the capsule to command the cutdown. The good news is that I had the presence of mind to include a deadman's switch in the event that the controlling capsule died, we'd still get cut away. The bad news is that I inadvertently shorted my receive antenna directly to ground. When I was testing on the workbench everything was fine, however as soon as I put 30' of load line out between the balloon and the capsule, I unknowingly initiated a deadman's count-down. The capsules rose a couple thousand feet into the air before descending gracefully back a few miles away.

Oh the adventures...



Zack Clobes, W0ZC
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On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 1:26 PM John Kovac KM6GKF <jkovac@...> wrote:
Here’s a link to six photos from
2018.  


Kind of a painful memory for my son and me - we drove from California to Idaho and had a line break just before launch, balloon went up with no payload and we didn’t have a spare balloon.  It was cool to meet everyone, though, and we enjoyed the presentations.

On Sep 27, 2020, at 10:57 AM, Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:


OK, so I think 2005 was the room that started to rotate around on us then. Was that in Omaha?


Zack

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...> wrote:
I'll dig up and see what I have. Here are two updates for you though. 2009 was Topeka and not 2005. For 2001 you can write down Manhattan Kansas.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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Re: Photos of past events

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

2005 and 2012 were in Omaha for the symposium, and launch sites were Treynor IA and Glenwood IA respectively.

Mark 

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 11:47 Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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Re: Photos of past events

John Kovac KM6GKF
 

Here’s a link to six photos from
2018.  


Kind of a painful memory for my son and me - we drove from California to Idaho and had a line break just before launch, balloon went up with no payload and we didn’t have a spare balloon.  It was cool to meet everyone, though, and we enjoyed the presentations.

On Sep 27, 2020, at 10:57 AM, Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:


OK, so I think 2005 was the room that started to rotate around on us then. Was that in Omaha?


Zack

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...> wrote:
I'll dig up and see what I have. Here are two updates for you though. 2009 was Topeka and not 2005. For 2001 you can write down Manhattan Kansas.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




Zack Clobes, W0ZC
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Re: Photos of past events

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

OK, so I think 2005 was the room that started to rotate around on us then. Was that in Omaha?


Zack

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:15 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...> wrote:
I'll dig up and see what I have. Here are two updates for you though. 2009 was Topeka and not 2005. For 2001 you can write down Manhattan Kansas.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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

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Re: Photos of past events

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

One other update, 2018 was Nampa Idaho.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
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Re: Photos of past events

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I'll dig up and see what I have. Here are two updates for you though. 2009 was Topeka and not 2005. For 2001 you can write down Manhattan Kansas.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 10:47 AM Zack Clobes W0ZC <zclobes@...> wrote:
I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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

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


Photos of past events

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

I started a central photo gallery of past GPSL events. I've made it through my personal photo galleries but I have a lot of years that are completely missing. If anyone would like to share some of their photos to add to the gallery I'd love to fill in the gaps*.

Also in related news, I want to capture the hosts and locations for each year's event to give credit where credit is due. My documentation isn't that great for some of the past seasons so if anyone knows who/where/when an event was had, pass it along please.




* Please understand that this isn't intended to be an all-inclusive gallery of all photos. I don't have the hosting space nor the time to handle tens-of-thousands of photos. Instead I just want to capture a highlight reel for each year.




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Project: Traveler
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Re: Life in the Stratosphere?

Margie Kay
 

We have a crack team of video analysts here in Missouri and they will know if there are any glitches.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 4:24 PM jasonbunwin via groups.io <jasonbunwin=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
No I haven't and don't know anyone who has. How would you test the camera to make sure there isn't a "glitch" in it delivering false images? It sounds like an interesting project. 



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Kansas City, Missouri
816-833-1602 (office)


Re: Life in the Stratosphere?

jasonbunwin
 

No I haven't and don't know anyone who has. How would you test the camera to make sure there isn't a "glitch" in it delivering false images? It sounds like an interesting project. 


Re: Life in the Stratosphere?

Margie Kay
 

Has anyone in this group sent up a high speed video camera?  I've been doing a study of high-speed UFOs captured on film and just completed a book on this subject. These objects move so fast that they can't be seen with the naked eye, yet when going through video frame-by-frame we are able to see craft moving at high rates of speed. So far, we've only been able to obtain video from the ground. Getting video from the stratosphere might shed more light on this subject - especially with a high-speed camera.

If anyone has already done this and would like for us to analyze the video for craft please let me know. If not, perhaps this would be a good future project.

Sincerely,


On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 11:03 PM L. Paul Verhage KD4STH <nearsys@...> wrote:
I tried something similar and wrote about it in my book on your space with the basic stamp. Essentially, I put together Petri dishes with agar that was hot enough to sterilize it. Then I used to serve out to lift the top of the petri dish once the balloon was about 50,000 ft. Before the balloon burst the petri dish was closed. For comparison, I would keep one petri dish on the ground and send one up in the balloon. After recovery, see if there's a difference in the bacteria you see in both of the Petri dishes.

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 8:31 PM Larry <larry.phegley@...> wrote:
We are thinking about what project we want to take on this winter  We have considered streaming video from the balloon.  I really liked that idea but no one else did.  

So now we are thinking about attempting to capture bacteria in the stratosphere.  Has anyone done this?  From what we seem to be able to find it has been done very seldom.  We have access to a MD and a biochemist who are helping and we have read  4 or 5 papers from groups who have done it.  From talking with the biochemist I kind of sense there are textbook solutions to some of the problems of ensuring sterility.

Or dealing with the small amount of "life" we might find.

Larry
KJ6PBS



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Margie Kay
Missouri MUFON Assistant State Director
www.missourimufon.org
MUFON Star Team
Kansas City, Missouri
816-833-1602 (office)


Re: Life in the Stratosphere?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I tried something similar and wrote about it in my book on your space with the basic stamp. Essentially, I put together Petri dishes with agar that was hot enough to sterilize it. Then I used to serve out to lift the top of the petri dish once the balloon was about 50,000 ft. Before the balloon burst the petri dish was closed. For comparison, I would keep one petri dish on the ground and send one up in the balloon. After recovery, see if there's a difference in the bacteria you see in both of the Petri dishes.


On Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 8:31 PM Larry <larry.phegley@...> wrote:
We are thinking about what project we want to take on this winter  We have considered streaming video from the balloon.  I really liked that idea but no one else did.  

So now we are thinking about attempting to capture bacteria in the stratosphere.  Has anyone done this?  From what we seem to be able to find it has been done very seldom.  We have access to a MD and a biochemist who are helping and we have read  4 or 5 papers from groups who have done it.  From talking with the biochemist I kind of sense there are textbook solutions to some of the problems of ensuring sterility.

Or dealing with the small amount of "life" we might find.

Larry
KJ6PBS


Re: Life in the Stratosphere?

Jayant Murthy
 

We've been planning to do this. If you write to me off-list, I'll put you in touch with our team who have designed a box. Largely because of the sterility issues, we're trying micrometorites as our first cut before going on to life.
Jayant

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 8:01:03 AM GMT+5:30, Larry <larry.phegley@...> wrote:


We are thinking about what project we want to take on this winter  We have considered streaming video from the balloon.  I really liked that idea but no one else did.  

So now we are thinking about attempting to capture bacteria in the stratosphere.  Has anyone done this?  From what we seem to be able to find it has been done very seldom.  We have access to a MD and a biochemist who are helping and we have read  4 or 5 papers from groups who have done it.  From talking with the biochemist I kind of sense there are textbook solutions to some of the problems of ensuring sterility.

Or dealing with the small amount of "life" we might find.

Larry
KJ6PBS


Life in the Stratosphere?

Larry
 

We are thinking about what project we want to take on this winter  We have considered streaming video from the balloon.  I really liked that idea but no one else did.  

So now we are thinking about attempting to capture bacteria in the stratosphere.  Has anyone done this?  From what we seem to be able to find it has been done very seldom.  We have access to a MD and a biochemist who are helping and we have read  4 or 5 papers from groups who have done it.  From talking with the biochemist I kind of sense there are textbook solutions to some of the problems of ensuring sterility.

Or dealing with the small amount of "life" we might find.

Larry
KJ6PBS


Video of AHAC 2020 conference

Bill Brown
 

Videos of the talks for AHAC 2020 conference will be here. The Workshop on Lora is already up on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/c/StratoballooningOrg/videos

- Bill WB8ELK


Re: Academic High Altitude Conference 2020 is going on today and is free

Bill Brown
 

Hi Hank,

  I emailed you the links directly. I was listening to one of the talks earlier about balloon venting.

- Bill


-----Original Message-----
From: Hank Riley via groups.io <n1ltv@...>
To: GPSL@groups.io <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Sep 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Academic High Altitude Conference 2020 is going on today and is free

Bill,

I have a feeling you didn't get my direct email.  Just in case there's something going on on your end that you might not be aware of, mentioning it now here rather than waiting a long time.

Hank


Re: Academic High Altitude Conference 2020 is going on today and is free

Hank Riley
 

Bill,

I have a feeling you didn't get my direct email.  Just in case there's something going on on your end that you might not be aware of, mentioning it now here rather than waiting a long time.

Hank


Academic High Altitude Conference 2020 is going on today and is free

Bill Brown
 

https://www.stratoballooning.org/ahac-2020

If you are interested in attending the afternoon sessions, email me for the link.  My callsign at AOL.com

- Bill WB8ELK


Re: Habhub Servers Downtime

Anthony Stirk
 

Just to confirm all services are now back up and running.

Thanks to Daniel and Adam for the assistance.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:10 PM Anthony Stirk <upuaut@...> wrote:
Evening all,

Just a heads up we are moving the physical servers that host the Habhub platform this coming Thursday the 17th of November. All services will be affected and they will go offline from about 0900 UK time. 

We will do our best to get everything back up and working as fast as possible but the servers could be off for up to 12 hours. 

Anthony


Habhub Servers Downtime

Anthony Stirk
 

Evening all,

Just a heads up we are moving the physical servers that host the Habhub platform this coming Thursday the 17th of November. All services will be affected and they will go offline from about 0900 UK time. 

We will do our best to get everything back up and working as fast as possible but the servers could be off for up to 12 hours. 

Anthony

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