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Re: NOMADS GFS file changing June 12th

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

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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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: 

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NOAA/NCEP/NCO
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NOMADS GFS file changing June 12th

Jerry
 

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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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: 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

John Dinneen
 

Greetings, Mike,

 

Eileen and I will arrive Wednesday afternoon in Pella and look forward to coming to your home that evening.

We will be there for all events, but Eileen may skip Thursday morning.

 

Staying at the Parsonage B&B two blocks south of Central Park and 3 blocks from Central College campus.

They take pets, so Eileen can bring her new puppy for the trip!

 

Really looking forward to visiting Pella – and having Eileen with me for this one!

 

John F Dinneen KCØL

kc0l@...

john.dinneen@...

Home: 469.362.1942

Cell:    214.797.3399

 

From: GPSL@groups.io <GPSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike, n0mpm
Sent: Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:08 AM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

 

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?

Bill Brown
 

Hi mike. I have a Skytacker configured as a battery powered unit i could fly on your bear. Less than two  ounces since most of the weight are the bateries. -Bill


On Jun 2, 2019, at 10:30 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.



GPSL travel plans and road closures

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

GPSLers,

I'm not sure how many of you this will affect, but be aware there are several Interstate road closures along the Missouri River now in western Iowa due to flooding.  I-29 is closed both to the north and south of Omaha, along with several US and state highway bridges over the Missouri.  The I-80 bridge is open and very unlikely to close though, so the EOSS caravan shouldn't have any issues.  :)

Unfortunately my work schedule and limited days off will prevent me from taking part in the Wed-Fri activities this year.  However, I am planning to travel to Pella Friday night and help launch and chase on Saturday with both RF and internet gear.  

73 de Mark N9XTN


Re: Share a lift?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

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,

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.



Share a lift?

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

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: 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

We will be there for supper Thursday night, but won't be there in time for the tours.  I hope everyone has fun!

Zack

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 3:16 PM Chris Krengel via Groups.Io <kb0yrz=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Not that I can speak for the others but I think eoss crew is planning to be there.
Chris K



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>
Date: 6/1/19 9:08 AM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

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: 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

Chris Krengel
 

Not that I can speak for the others but I think eoss crew is planning to be there.
Chris K



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Mike, n0mpm" <morgamp52@...>
Date: 6/1/19 9:08 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: GPSL@groups.io
Subject: [GPSL] 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

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: 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I won't get in until late on Thursday. So I won't be attending any of these.

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: 2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

Harry M
 

I plan on attending all. I will arrive in town late afternoon on Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing everybody again!


2019 GPSL Picnic and Tour Info

Mike, n0mpm
 

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.


Send your name to Mars

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

NASA is collecting names to go with their 2020 Mars Rover. Here is a link for you, https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020/


Flight Registration for GPSL 2019

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

I've been updating the website with attendee and flight information.  So far there's only a couple of flights listed.  If you're wanting a timeslot on 144.39, it's time to get your request in as we'll have to get that firmed up here very quickly.

 

Also, as a former GPSL organizer, PLEASE cut Mike some slack and get registered ASAP so he can get logistics ironed out.  *hint hint*.


See you in a few!!!


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

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


Re: 2019 GPSL Update

Garrett, Mark
 

I registered today as I had planned to after Hamvention.  Will be returning the WB0URW-5 along with the balloon.  I did separate the Skytracker from the balloon to confirm its operation, beaconing away on sunny days from a window and should be ready to fly with a new balloon.

Mark


On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
We are only 3 weeks away!  Here is what's going on...much of this will end up on the superlaunch web page, but here is a sneak peak:

1. Pre-Registrations are running very slow.  So far only 18 have signed up for the seminar and that includes Jim and me.  GPSL 2013 in Pella had 39 at the Friday seminar.  If you are planning on attending please pre-register SOON....I need a bunch more to cover my up front costs and to meet some minimum numbers on dinner venues.

2.  The Thursday Tours are just about set.  We will tour Lely Inc, a company that makes automatic/computerized milking machines. Lely is a Dutch company and Europe is way ahead of the USA implementing this technology.   I am sure we all will be running out to buy a herd of milk cows so we can make use of this product.   Our other tour will be back at Vermeer Manufacturing most likely in their Forestry Division.  I had hoped to tour the directional drilling area, but it got "blown away" in last July's tornado.  We will also get a recap on the tornado and the rebuild plans.  As time permits, those that want to visit the Dutch Windmill, I will be glad to give the tour.

3.  Zack is working on getting the Saturday balloon launch information form on the web page.  So far I know of 4 latex balloons, and I assume a few pico balloons will be in the mix also...Those I know about so far are:  KD2EAT(Mike), EOSS, MOHAB, and Project Traveler(with NearSys)...

4.  I plan to work with Mark Conner to order up perfect weather.  So far this spring, his perfect weather strategy has not been working too well.....

Looking forward to an educational and fun weekend...



--
Mark Garrett, KA9SZX
Tri States Public Radio


Re: 2019 GPSL Update

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

I will also share a flight with Mike Moody. I have a balloon for that launch.

Mike, we need to get gas.

Zack, did I say what balloon I would bring for our flight?

On Wed, May 22, 2019, 5:18 PM Mike, n0mpm <morgamp52@...> wrote:
We are only 3 weeks away!  Here is what's going on...much of this will end up on the superlaunch web page, but here is a sneak peak:

1. Pre-Registrations are running very slow.  So far only 18 have signed up for the seminar and that includes Jim and me.  GPSL 2013 in Pella had 39 at the Friday seminar.  If you are planning on attending please pre-register SOON....I need a bunch more to cover my up front costs and to meet some minimum numbers on dinner venues.

2.  The Thursday Tours are just about set.  We will tour Lely Inc, a company that makes automatic/computerized milking machines. Lely is a Dutch company and Europe is way ahead of the USA implementing this technology.   I am sure we all will be running out to buy a herd of milk cows so we can make use of this product.   Our other tour will be back at Vermeer Manufacturing most likely in their Forestry Division.  I had hoped to tour the directional drilling area, but it got "blown away" in last July's tornado.  We will also get a recap on the tornado and the rebuild plans.  As time permits, those that want to visit the Dutch Windmill, I will be glad to give the tour.

3.  Zack is working on getting the Saturday balloon launch information form on the web page.  So far I know of 4 latex balloons, and I assume a few pico balloons will be in the mix also...Those I know about so far are:  KD2EAT(Mike), EOSS, MOHAB, and Project Traveler(with NearSys)...

4.  I plan to work with Mark Conner to order up perfect weather.  So far this spring, his perfect weather strategy has not been working too well.....

Looking forward to an educational and fun weekend...


Re: GPSL 2019 Hydrogen Available for Purchase

Joe WB9SBD
 

Actually what is even better, and I even have a tankful but just have not made a payload as of yet for the flight.

This Gas make Hydrogen seem as safe as helium or nitrogen.

I'm gonna do a flight using NH3

It has a neat property when it gets cold enough it will condense back to a liquid and of course loose it's lifting capability. then as it warms it will boil off again and get it's lift back so possibly the balloon could fly forever.

Joe WB9SBD

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On 5/22/2019 6:00 PM, Mike wrote:
That’s why you could go for the record.  Actually n2 density is 96.8% of air density(give or take a tad for air humidity)
It would be one big balloon!  
As a chemical engineer I tend to know these useless facts.  


On May 22, 2019, at 5:41 PM, Joe <nss@...> wrote:

Nitrogen is heavier than air,,

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On 5/22/2019 1:25 PM, Mike wrote:
Everyone I talk to does not use h2. Or supply h2.  The mom and pop shops are supplied from airgas.  Vermeer is a huge welding gas user but has no h2 usage.  They won’t let me purchase under their vendor agreement.   
I can get you nitrogen for peanuts.  You could shoot for a record on alt and distance!

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On May 22, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Joe <nss@...> wrote:

I really find it extremely hard to believe in rural farming country that someplace within 5 miles of there doesn't have any.  You need to look in not what you think places.
Like my gas passer is a place that fixes and sells lawn mowers.
In no way would you know they sell gas, just a plain brown building.
Joe WB9SBD
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On 5/22/2019 10:45 AM, Mike Morgan wrote:

airgas is only supplier in 25 mile radius

On 5/22/2019 10:24 AM, Joe wrote:
try a local farm supply store.
That's where I get mine. $29 bucks. Largest tank made.

Joe WB9SBD
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On 5/22/2019 10:13 AM, Mike Morgan wrote:

Airgas

Praxair left town 5 years ago.    Welding supply vendors do not supply gas...

mpm

On 5/22/2019 7:29 AM, Zack Clobes wrote:
That's a question for Mike.  He is coordinating this year's gpsl.


Zack

On Tue, May 21, 2019, 10:17 PM Hank Riley <n1ltv@...> wrote:
Zack,

Do you know what the name of the hydrogen supplier for GPSL 2019 is?  I see Airgas and Praxir are in Pella.  No doubt several welding supply places, too.

Joe asked the question over a week ago and there hasn't been a response posted.  I think it was a good question.

Hank
__________________________________________________


On Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:25:28 PM EDT, Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Where are you getting your H2 from,
Last I bought was 29 bucks and checked 2 weeks ago.






2019 GPSL Update

Mike, n0mpm
 

We are only 3 weeks away!  Here is what's going on...much of this will end up on the superlaunch web page, but here is a sneak peak:

1. Pre-Registrations are running very slow.  So far only 18 have signed up for the seminar and that includes Jim and me.  GPSL 2013 in Pella had 39 at the Friday seminar.  If you are planning on attending please pre-register SOON....I need a bunch more to cover my up front costs and to meet some minimum numbers on dinner venues.

2.  The Thursday Tours are just about set.  We will tour Lely Inc, a company that makes automatic/computerized milking machines. Lely is a Dutch company and Europe is way ahead of the USA implementing this technology.   I am sure we all will be running out to buy a herd of milk cows so we can make use of this product.   Our other tour will be back at Vermeer Manufacturing most likely in their Forestry Division.  I had hoped to tour the directional drilling area, but it got "blown away" in last July's tornado.  We will also get a recap on the tornado and the rebuild plans.  As time permits, those that want to visit the Dutch Windmill, I will be glad to give the tour.

3.  Zack is working on getting the Saturday balloon launch information form on the web page.  So far I know of 4 latex balloons, and I assume a few pico balloons will be in the mix also...Those I know about so far are:  KD2EAT(Mike), EOSS, MOHAB, and Project Traveler(with NearSys)...

4.  I plan to work with Mark Conner to order up perfect weather.  So far this spring, his perfect weather strategy has not been working too well.....

Looking forward to an educational and fun weekend...


Re: GPSL 2019 Hydrogen Available for Purchase

Joe WB9SBD
 

I really find it extremely hard to believe in rural farming country that someplace within 5 miles of there doesn't have any.  You need to look in not what you think places.
Like my gas passer is a place that fixes and sells lawn mowers.
In no way would you know they sell gas, just a plain brown building.
Joe WB9SBD


The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 5/22/2019 10:24 AM, Joe wrote:
try a local farm supply store.
That's where I get mine. $29 bucks. Largest tank made.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 5/22/2019 10:13 AM, Mike Morgan wrote:

Airgas

Praxair left town 5 years ago.    Welding supply vendors do not supply gas...

mpm

On 5/22/2019 7:29 AM, Zack Clobes wrote:
That's a question for Mike.  He is coordinating this year's gpsl.


Zack

On Tue, May 21, 2019, 10:17 PM Hank Riley <n1ltv@...> wrote:
Zack,

Do you know what the name of the hydrogen supplier for GPSL 2019 is?  I see Airgas and Praxir are in Pella.  No doubt several welding supply places, too.

Joe asked the question over a week ago and there hasn't been a response posted.  I think it was a good question.

Hank
__________________________________________________


On Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:25:28 PM EDT, Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Where are you getting your H2 from,
Last I bought was 29 bucks and checked 2 weeks ago.