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Re: Send email please

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

I tried to send him a note, but came back as invalid e-mail
address.

- Mark

----- Original Message -----
From: "pverhage1960" <paul.verhage@boiseschools.org>
To: <GPSL@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 16:20
Subject: [GPSL] Send email please


I can send messages to the group, but I can't send email
outside the
group.

Can someone please send email to kc0dw@cox.net and let him know
what's
happening as far as our changes? My HT wasn't hitting the
repeater
very well last night, so he couldn't understand everything I
was
saying. Once you email him, please let the group know.


Re: Kansas repeaters

Don Pfister <ka0jlf@...>
 

A quick repeater report: the only one that I could hit from the Herington Airport
was the Junction City 146.880 that was with less than 50W mobile, but I did have my
pre-amp on - but I'm not sure I needed it. I was able to hit it without the pre-amp
but I didn't have anyone to talk too. It seemed a bit spotty up and down the hills.

I was not able to bring up the 'Herington' repeater at all. I guess it doesn't
exist anymore. I tried with and without the tone. EIC do you know if the Herington
repeater is no more?

The Manhattan repeater had pretty good coverage from I-70 but dropped out before
Herington. I talked to Mike KD0FW for a long time on it, as I drove between Topeka
and Manhattan. He was at his home in Independence, MO. I think he has a better than
average antenna system. ;-)

That is about it.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Don


Re: Helium Transportation

Don Pfister <ka0jlf@...>
 

Paul, I will plan to be there.

Just a note, the "truck and gas" was gasoline for the truck - not the helium.
;-)

Don

pverhage1960 wrote:

Don and I dropped off the 9 helium tanks at the airport. The total
cost for the truck and gas was $100. Needless to say, we need people
with cars to help us haul the tanks out of there on Monday. If we get
two or three cars, with each one carrying two tanks, we can haul them
out in two trips for less than $100.

Paul


Re: Dinner on Thursday

Don Pfister <ka0jlf@...>
 

Paul, maybe this needs to go to other lists too. I know Bob and I were planning
on being there but he doesn't get this list. I'm not sure who else might be in
the same situation.

That sounds good to me.

Don

pverhage1960 wrote:

I'll be in town on Thursday. Can I get a list of people who expect to
be here on Thursday and may want to go to dinner? I'll recommend a
Chinese/American buffet on the sourthwest side of town.

Paul


Pictures from Herington airport

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 


Re: Pictures from Herington airport

Don Pfister <ka0jlf@...>
 

Actually, other than oil spots on the floor it was not too bad. It is open and
bottom of the door is over 10' - ceiling (rafters are at least 12' high.

I put the photos on my page too. I actually dropped some of the dups that
weren't very good.

Thanks

Mark Conner wrote:


Forecast update, 4 Jul

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

Happy Independence Day to everyone!

The Eta forecast is now showing north winds above 30,000 ft - the
AVN shows light and variable. This makes only minor differences
in the overall forecast track.

For 75kft, the landing is 281 degrees at 10 miles. The 95,000 ft
landing is about 8 miles farther west.

If you're thinking about a "catch" as it comes down (I sure am),
this is the day. The road grid is pretty good, and the low-level
winds should be almost due south. The landing should be about 2
miles due north of the payload's position at 10,000 ft on
descent.

- Mark


4 Jul 12Z Eta 48hr forecast winds

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

*1200Z 06 08 2002 ,UNK,Intact ,0 ,0 ,26 ,26
1250,129,3
1270,136,3
2021,197,9
2795,191,11
3589,185,13
4393,181,15
5220,180,15
6060,180,15
6923,182,15
7805,186,13
8707,186,11
9636,173,7
10591,141,9
12575,114,15
14685,149,9
16969,152,9
19432,158,11
22110,165,11
25039,164,6
28281,159,1
31909,7,6
36056,359,13
40906,13,17
46785,20,9
54813,54,6
55308,56,2
58205,67,12
59704,77,16
61614,95,18
63418,108,13
65082,102,13
68471,95,14
72063,98,17
79068,65,21
81279,83,21
83746,103,20
86578,101,22
87631,100,23
93864,92,23
97014,100,25
102887,85,29
107946,85,29
110990,85,29


Re: Carousel projector

Bill Brown
 

I won't need the Carousel....I transferred them to video tape.


WB8ELK Balloon cancellation

Bill Brown
 

Since I had to work overtime, I don't have time to drive to Kansas...so I now
have to fly.....So no payload.

I will be at the talks and will enjoy watching and chasing the balloons on
Saturday.

73s de WB8ELK


Carousel projector

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

Bill, I'll have a Carousel projector with me tomorrow.

Also, I'll be leaving Omaha at about 2:30 and should be to
Manhattan between 6:30 and 7pm.

- Mark


Dinner

pverhage1960 <paul.verhage@...>
 

There's a 24 hour study area at teh campus, so I have access to group
email. I have my cell phone and HT in the car, and I'll be monitoring
them shortly. Just finished watching MIB-2, not bad. There comment
about postal workers was cute. By the way, the last Star Trek:TNG
movie is coming out in time for Christmas.

The hanger at Herington looks fine for filling balloons. I'll pick up
a plastic tarp to toss on the group. I don't want those oil spots on
my balloon sheets. Funny, I never thought I'd see so many oil spots
around aircraft.

I have four people arriving tonight, Bob, Don, Mark, and Mike. I'll
monitor the repeater for your arrivals.

See you all later,
Paul


Re: Dinner

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

Paul KC0KXR and Doug KA0O will also be arriving this evening,
probably in time for dinner as well.

- Mark

----- Original Message -----
From: "pverhage1960" <paul.verhage@boiseschools.org>
To: <GPSL@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 14:15
Subject: [GPSL] Dinner

I have four people arriving tonight, Bob, Don, Mark, and Mike.
I'll
monitor the repeater for your arrivals.


Re: Dinner

Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>
 

I will be leaving Hutch sometime between 12:00pm and 5:30pm.  If I get out early, are there any dinner plans that I should be aware of for Friday night?
 
Also, the final decision for vehicle comm is on 446.52 simplex?  I should have 7.2535Mhz on my vehicle also (if my new magnet holds up....). 
 
What time are we gathering/launching from Herington?
 
Thanks,
Zack

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 2:15 PM
Subject: [GPSL] Dinner

There's a 24 hour study area at teh campus, so I have access to group
email.  I have my cell phone and HT in the car, and I'll be monitoring
them shortly.  Just finished watching MIB-2, not bad.  There comment
about postal workers was cute.  By the way, the last Star Trek:TNG
movie is coming out in time for Christmas.

The hanger at Herington looks fine for filling balloons.  I'll pick up
a plastic tarp to toss on the group.  I don't want those oil spots on
my balloon sheets.  Funny, I never thought I'd see so many oil spots
around aircraft.

I have four people arriving tonight, Bob, Don, Mark, and Mike.  I'll
monitor the repeater for your arrivals.

See you all later,
Paul



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Airport times for launch?

Don Pfister <ka0jlf@...>
 

What time do we plan to be at the airport Saturday to prep for launch? I think I
told Harold about an hour later than Paul mentioned yesterday.

Thanks,
Don


Answers to Questions

pverhage1960 <paul.verhage@...>
 

I'll try to get to the airport by 5:00 AM on Saturday. WE need to get
the balloons filled as early as possbile to reduce the chances of
trying to launch in high winds. Can we start filling before 6:00AM?

Friday's dinner is at Sirlion Stockade. Some of us are trying to go
to dinner this evening (Thursday). Check in on the repeater for
directions.

Paul


Re: Answers to Questions

Michael L. Bogard <kd0fw@...>
 

What time is the dinner Friday night?  And what time will the launch be on Saturday?


Forecast update, 4 July evening

n9xtn <n9xtn@...>
 

The 00Z run is pretty consistent with this morning's Eta run. The
balloon will head north about 5 miles, back to the south about 3 mi,
then head west about 5-12 miles (depending on burst).

I've uploaded a graphic to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GPSL/files/forecast.gif

Below is the wind data for the DIY folks.

- Mark

1243,129,6
1270,138,6
2021,188,17
2795,188,17
3589,186,15
4393,186,15
5220,186,15
6060,184,13
6923,181,13
7805,174,11
8704,172,11
9629,166,11
10581,162,11
12566,148,9
14692,154,9
16965,161,13
19419,170,15
22090,178,13
25016,182,9
28261,193,6
31896,245,3
36043,339,11
40873,346,11
46765,348,7
54803,65,9
57788,50,9
59511,50,8
61712,50,7
68162,109,11
68569,110,10
78510,84,25
79199,85,27
81417,96,30
84842,101,24
87893,105,18
101059,85,36
103182,85,41
106594,85,41


Times of Meals

pverhage1960 <paul.verhage@...>
 

Dinner is at 6:00 PM on Firday. Launch will be around 7:00 - 8:00 AM
on Saturday. I'll be at the site by 5:00 AM, filling should begin no
later than 6:00 AM and earlier if possible.

Paul


GPSL official landing prediction from WB8ELK

Bill Brown
 

Hi Ralph,

My seat of the pants prediction based on glancing at the slide of the wind data...made at 6:57 July 5th from the KSU Library.

14.1 miles at 315 degrees....for all payloads.

I really loved the conference and looking forward to the flight tomorrow.

73s de Bill WB8ELK

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