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Re: High Altitude Balloon Launch on Saturday, 10/9/2021 at 12:00pm EDT

Michael Hojnowski
 

Today's launch is scrubbed due to inclement weather.  We may try again tomorrow. We'll make an announcement after examining the options.

Mike

On 10/7/2021 11:02 PM, Michael Hojnowski via groups.io wrote:

Hello,


The Amateur Radio Club at Cornell will be launching a High Altitude Balloon Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT.  We'll launch from the vicinity of Odessa, NY with a predicted landing near Locke, NY at approximately 2:17pm.   This is a second attempt for the aborted launch last week.  Our balloon suffered a rupture prior to flight.


The flight will have several redundant trackers onboard.  They'll be beaconing on APRS on W2CXM-11 and W2CXM-12.  They will also have an experimental LoRa based tracker which will be uploaded to Habhub as W2CXM-10. (Geeky details: ESP32 TTGO T-Beam transmitting custom telemetry on 915 MHZ LoRa at 100mw).


You can follow along with the balloons and chase vehicles at:

https://aprs.fi/#!kml=http%3A%2F%2Fthehojos.com%2F~mqh1%2Fsail9.kml&call=a%2FKD2EAT-9%2Ca%2FW2CXM-11%2Ca%2FW2CXM-12%2Ca%2FW2CXM-8&timerange=21600&tail=21600


In flight predictions, and hopefully, our experimental tracker will show up on HabHub here:

https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=7&qm=1_day&mc=42.47022,-76.47982&q=!RS_


Finally, for the duration of the flight, we will be running a Zoom session.  People are welcomed to join and chat during the flight. The chase vehicles will be connecting as well.  I'll be on there with audio-only since I'll be in and out of internet coverage as I chase the balloon.  Please note, there may be long periods of silence, and we’ll be quite busy during pre-launch setup.  Feel free to chat amongst yourselves.


Join Zoom Meeting 

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99753914456?pwd=Sy80UUdKZ2pRalR5WXVaWFVTZlZkUT09 

Meeting ID: 997 5391 4456 

Passcode: 563578 

One tap mobile 

+16465189805,,99753914456# US (New York) 

+16468769923,,99753914456# US (New York) 

Dial by your location 

        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) 

        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) 



Finally, if you should decide to join us on the chase, we request that if you arrive at the landing location that you leave the payload undisturbed so that the students can get pictures and such. Also, please do not enter anyone's property without obtaining permission first.


Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

Mike / KD2EAT

Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell 




High Altitude Balloon Launch on Saturday, 10/9/2021 at 12:00pm EDT

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hello,


The Amateur Radio Club at Cornell will be launching a High Altitude Balloon Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT.  We'll launch from the vicinity of Odessa, NY with a predicted landing near Locke, NY at approximately 2:17pm.   This is a second attempt for the aborted launch last week.  Our balloon suffered a rupture prior to flight.


The flight will have several redundant trackers onboard.  They'll be beaconing on APRS on W2CXM-11 and W2CXM-12.  They will also have an experimental LoRa based tracker which will be uploaded to Habhub as W2CXM-10. (Geeky details: ESP32 TTGO T-Beam transmitting custom telemetry on 915 MHZ LoRa at 100mw).


You can follow along with the balloons and chase vehicles at:

https://aprs.fi/#!kml=http%3A%2F%2Fthehojos.com%2F~mqh1%2Fsail9.kml&call=a%2FKD2EAT-9%2Ca%2FW2CXM-11%2Ca%2FW2CXM-12%2Ca%2FW2CXM-8&timerange=21600&tail=21600


In flight predictions, and hopefully, our experimental tracker will show up on HabHub here:

https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=7&qm=1_day&mc=42.47022,-76.47982&q=!RS_


Finally, for the duration of the flight, we will be running a Zoom session.  People are welcomed to join and chat during the flight. The chase vehicles will be connecting as well.  I'll be on there with audio-only since I'll be in and out of internet coverage as I chase the balloon.  Please note, there may be long periods of silence, and we’ll be quite busy during pre-launch setup.  Feel free to chat amongst yourselves.


Join Zoom Meeting 

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99753914456?pwd=Sy80UUdKZ2pRalR5WXVaWFVTZlZkUT09 

Meeting ID: 997 5391 4456 

Passcode: 563578 

One tap mobile 

+16465189805,,99753914456# US (New York) 

+16468769923,,99753914456# US (New York) 

Dial by your location 

        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) 

        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) 



Finally, if you should decide to join us on the chase, we request that if you arrive at the landing location that you leave the payload undisturbed so that the students can get pictures and such. Also, please do not enter anyone's property without obtaining permission first.


Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

Mike / KD2EAT

Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell 



Re: High Altitude Balloon Launch today (Saturday)

Michael Hojnowski
 

Gang,

Yes, we had a balloon failure during launch setup.  We had it inflated and staked out as we did final payload preps.  It was nearly windless, but out of the blue we had a gust that ripped up one of the stakes.  We had been moving to stabilize it, but were too late. The balloon tore.

We had a spare balloon on hand, but insufficient hydrogen to retry.

We put a status update in the zoom chat, but you may not have noticed it.  We were planning to use the zoom predominately during the chase, but didn't get that far.

Mike

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021, 4:24 PM Hank Riley via groups.io <n1ltv=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If somebody is reading this now and they were one of the very few hams tuned into the Cornell Zoom today (as I was now and again), please post what you know other than a land vehicle drove part or all the way to the predicted landing spot.

Looking at the screen now at 4:20 EDT on the Zoom, I'm the only one still logged in (about 4 or 5 is the most I saw) and it looks as if the actual balloon launch did not ever happen.

Hank


Off Topic: RF output redesign of Heathkit SB-220 power amp

Hank Riley
 

Joe,

Why you a toucha?   Modding the frequency?

Hank
___________________________________

I need to slightly re-design the output network of an old Heathkit SB-220.


Re: High Altitude Balloon Launch today (Saturday)

Hank Riley
 

If somebody is reading this now and they were one of the very few hams tuned into the Cornell Zoom today (as I was now and again), please post what you know other than a land vehicle drove part or all the way to the predicted landing spot.

Looking at the screen now at 4:20 EDT on the Zoom, I'm the only one still logged in (about 4 or 5 is the most I saw) and it looks as if the actual balloon launch did not ever happen.

Hank


Re: High Altitude Balloon Launch today (Saturday)

Hank Riley
 
Edited

Mike,

Thanks very much for this alert, BUT, please for future CARC flights, exp. involving simultaneous Zoom coverage, at the very least announce the day before even if the event is not rock solid to happen on time, or at all.

Had it not happened that I checked email this early today I could have great event missed this entirely.  I was lucky to catch the very conclusion of what I think was the last CARC Zoom event which was very well executed in all aspects, Zoom coverage and the flight itself. 

I can imagine that, particularly on the weekend, and the first day of the weekend at that, many members of GPSL Groups.io will never know of this event for days because of only one Saturday posting made here just a few hours in advance of launch.

Is there a way for us to subscribe to an email list (maybe from CARC) so that we have an inkling of an impending launch and experiments contemplated like the LORA one today?

Hank


High Altitude Balloon Launch today (Saturday)

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hello,

The Amateur Radio Club at Cornell will be launching a High Altitude Balloon this afternoon at 2:00pm EDT.  We'll launch from Lima, NY with a predicted landing near Locke, NY.   The balloon will have several redundant trackers onboard.  They'll be beaconing on APRS on W2CXM-11 and W2CXM-12.  They will also have an experimental LoRa based tracker which will be uploaded to Habhub as W2CXM-10.

You can follow along with the balloons and chase vehicles at:
https://aprs.fi/#!kml=http%3A%2F%2Fthehojos.com%2F~mqh1%2Fsail2.kml&call=a%2FKD2EAT-9%2Ca%2FW2CXM-11%2Ca%2FW2CXM-12%2Ca%2FW2CXM-8&timerange=21600&tail=21600

In flight predictions, and hopefully, our experimental tracker will show up on HabHub here:
https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=7&qm=1_day&mc=42.47022,-76.47982&q=!RS_

Finally, for the duration of the flight, we will be running a Zoom session.  People are welcomed to join and chat during the flight. The chase vehicles will be connecting as well.  I'll be on there with audio-only since I'll be in and out of internet coverage as I chase the balloon.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98956360059?pwd=NzdWZzZ2UGZHeTBpdFQwYW9Hc3dwdz09
Meeting ID: 989 5636 0059
Passcode: 749954
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,98956360059# US (New York)
+16465189805,,98956360059# US (New York)
Dial by your location
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)

Finally, if you should decide to join us on the chase, we request that if you arrive at the landing location that you leave the payload undisturbed so that the students can get pictures and such. Also, please do not enter anyone's property without obtaining permission first.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.
Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell


CSBF Balloon Inflation has started

Jack Crabtree
 



CSBF Launch Preps underway again

Jack Crabtree
 

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational.

W7JLC


Re: CSBF Launch Preps Underway at Ft. Sumner

Jack Crabtree
 

Looks like a SCRUB for today. They are re-stowing the equipment.
Jack

On 9/24/2021 7:24:04 AM, Jack Crabtree <jscra@...> wrote:

I believe it is the JPL Remote payload.

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

Jack, W7JLC


CSBF Launch Preps Underway at Ft. Sumner

Jack Crabtree
 

I believe it is the JPL Remote payload.

https://video.ibm.com/channel/nasa-educational

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HBAL088 Active over Rooselvelt Lake, AZ

Luis Eduardo Pacheco
 

I saw it...but no . Nothing remains of the Loon project in any form. All hardware sold in auctions, from tiny Go-pro cameras to big balloon launchers, trucks etc.. Spare payloads and recovered balloons elsewhere were destroyed and even the team was disbanded to other Google projects, but most of them fled to other companies. AI knowledge sold to Raven Aerostar recently.
Did you get the ICAO hex number? I've lost it !

Luis E.Pacheco / Editor
lep@...

StratoCat - History and present of the use of stratospheric balloons in the fields of science, military and aerospace
https://stratocat.com.ar/indexe.html




El jue, 16 sept 2021 a las 12:04, Jack Crabtree (<jscra@...>) escribió:
22K feet and climbing. Possible Loon Project ?

Jack, W7JLC


HBAL088 Active over Rooselvelt Lake, AZ

Jack Crabtree
 

22K feet and climbing. Possible Loon Project ?

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HASP Payload Live from 118,000 feet

W4SDR EM74
 

Very nice! Not much wind.

73
Tom W4SDR

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 6:37 PM Jack Crabtree <jscra@cableone.net> wrote:

https://youtu.be/TuLtoPoyACQ

over Albuquerque.

Jack, W7JLC


HASP Payload Live from 118,000 feet

Jack Crabtree
 

https://youtu.be/TuLtoPoyACQ

over Albuquerque.

Jack, W7JLC


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

Probably Project Loon, been up a few days.
Jack

On 9/14/2021 10:47:10 AM, Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

I wonder what the one in Michigan is. Looks like it passed almost directly over me.

Joe WB9SBD

On 9/14/2021 12:39 PM, Bill Brown via groups.io wrote:
Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of: Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21 Latitude: 34°25.79 N Longitude: 104°40.26 W Altitude: 122652 Feet 29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg -52 Feet / Minute 22 Nm from launch site 45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

Sorry Bill, I know nothing about the payloads. No APRS signs on 2m.
Jack

On 9/14/2021 10:39:26 AM, Bill Brown via groups.io <wb8elk@...> wrote:

Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21
Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet
29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Joe WB9SBD
 

I wonder what the one in Michigan is. Looks like it passed almost directly over me.

Joe WB9SBD

On 9/14/2021 12:39 PM, Bill Brown via groups.io wrote:
Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of: Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21 Latitude: 34°25.79 N Longitude: 104°40.26 W Altitude: 122652 Feet 29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg -52 Feet / Minute 22 Nm from launch site 45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


Re: HASP at Float 122K ft

Bill Brown
 

Jack...do any of the student HASP payloads have any active transmitters (ham radio or otherwise) on them?

- Bill WB8ELK


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Crabtree <jscra@...>
To: GPSL <gpsl@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:50 am
Subject: [GPSL] HASP at Float 122K ft

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21
Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet
29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.


HASP at Float 122K ft

Jack Crabtree
 

https://towerfts.csbf.nasa.gov/Maps/convGPS716N.htm
Flight is at float.

Payload position as of:Time: 16:47:22Z Date: 09/14/21

Latitude: 34°25.79 NLongitude: 104°40.26 WAltitude: 122652 Feet

29.00 Knots @ 291.50 Deg-52 Feet / Minute22 Nm from launch site45 Nm @ 144° deg radial from VOR Anton Chico,NM.

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