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Re: Peacestar Balloon help

Harry M <harrymue@...>
 

 
Thanks Doug!
 
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Harry - KC5TRB
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Subject: RE: [GPSL] Peacestar Balloon help

I came up with this on a Yahoo search.  It has some information, but this Journal page has Bill's name in it and how he got involved.  A place to start.....
 
 
 
 

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Re: Peacestar Balloon help

Doug, KA0O
 

I came up with this on a Yahoo search.  It has some information, but this Journal page has Bill's name in it and how he got involved.  A place to start.....
 
 
 
Doug, KAØO
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Harry M [mailto:harrymue@...]
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 9:51 AM
To: GPSL@...
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Peacestar Balloon help

 
Hi Bill,
 
If you need any support from the Oklahoma City or Tulsa area let me know!
Does Peacestar have a web-site?

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Harry - KC5TRB
Oklahoma Research Balloons
http://www.gbronline.com/harrymue/orb7
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----- Original Message -----
From: wb8elk@...
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 2:44 AM
Subject: [GPSL] Peacestar Balloon help

A group called Peacestar has contacted me about flying a zero pressure
balloon across the country just before Christmas (Dec.20 or 21)....the idea is to
have a strobe lamp below the balloon lighting up the envelope at night and also
it should be pretty visible during the day.....to simulate the Christmas star...
 
 

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Re: Peacestar Balloon help

Harry M <harrymue@...>
 

 
Hi Bill,
 
If you need any support from the Oklahoma City or Tulsa area let me know!
Does Peacestar have a web-site?

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Harry - KC5TRB
Oklahoma Research Balloons
http://www.gbronline.com/harrymue/orb7
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----- Original Message -----
From: wb8elk@...
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 2:44 AM
Subject: [GPSL] Peacestar Balloon help

A group called Peacestar has contacted me about flying a zero pressure
balloon across the country just before Christmas (Dec.20 or 21)....the idea is to
have a strobe lamp below the balloon lighting up the envelope at night and also
it should be pretty visible during the day.....to simulate the Christmas star...
 
 

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Peacestar Balloon help

Bill Brown
 

A group called Peacestar has contacted me about flying a zero pressure
balloon across the country just before Christmas (Dec.20 or 21)....the idea is to
have a strobe lamp below the balloon lighting up the envelope at night and also
it should be pretty visible during the day.....to simulate the Christmas star.

I'm putting together an APRS payload for it with solar panels....and an ATV
payload that can be turned on from time to time.

Raven is supplying the balloon, if we can get it high enough during the day
(130 or 140k), it could stay in the air for another day or two without coming
down through the tropopause....although we may carry a little ballast on it
just to make sure.

I'm currently looking for a launchsite or group willing to help out with
getting this off the ground....they want to be able to fly from the West and cut
it down before it hits the Atlantic....this time of year that may only take
less than 2 days.

Although California might be the ideal place for the farthest distance across
the country, I think it would be best to fly from an established balloon
group area.

Let me know if any of you are interested in helping out with launchsite,
payload, tracking, etc.

73s de Bill WB8ELK

Balloon launch has been scrubbed

Bill Brown
 

Balloon was scrubbed due to high winds at launchsite....they burst their balloon as they took it out of the hangar.

- Bill WB8ELK

ATV Balloon to be flown over Ohio Saturday Nov 29 at 11:30 am EST

Bill Brown
 

Suntracker 8 balloon will be flown from Portland, Indiana at 11:30 am
EST...about a 2 hour flight time...predicted landing site is in the Hillsboro, Ohio
area just 30 miles east of Cincinnati....flight path will take it directly
over the Dayton area.

For those in the South....reception is possible as far south as Alabama and
Georgia.

Bob UVY, I don't have the St. Louis ATVers email addresses...can you forward
to them?
KU4WW, can you forward to KD4NOQ...I lost his email address.

ATV - 439.25 MHz
Packet APRS - 144.34
Callsign - KC8MSY

Re: [KNSP] Stratobowl featured on EPOD

paul.verhage@...
 

Stratobowl is a neat place. I spent some time there in summer 2002. I have some
history and directions in my book.

Paul

From the Earth Science Picture of the Day website:

http://epod.usra.edu/archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=164192

73 de Mark N9XTN




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Stratobowl featured on EPOD

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From the Earth Science Picture of the Day website:

http://epod.usra.edu/archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=164192

73 de Mark N9XTN

BalloonSat IV and V Launch Announcement from Huntsville AL Nov15th

Bill Brown
 

Re: KG4UWE-11 Balloon from Huntsville Alabama Nov.1st at 11:00 am CST

Mike Manes <manes@...>
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for the announcement. You might get wider distribution by
posting future launch announcements to the other reflectors
cc'ed above - not sure how may are on the GPSL reflector any more.

Happy landings, and congrats for getting into the BallonSat business!

73 de Mike W5VSI
EOSS

wb8elk@... wrote:


KG4UWE-11 student Balloonsat experiment (1st of three weekly experiments this
month)

Launch time: 11:00 am CST , Saturday Nov. 1st
Location: near University of Alabama, Huntsville from NSSTC ozone research
site

ATV: 426.25 MHz horizontal
APRS: 144.39
Callsign: KG4UWE-11

73s de Bill WB8ELK


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KG4UWE-11 Balloon from Huntsville Alabama Nov.1st at 11:00 am CST

Bill Brown
 

KG4UWE-11 student Balloonsat experiment (1st of three weekly experiments this
month)

Launch time: 11:00 am CST , Saturday Nov. 1st
Location: near University of Alabama, Huntsville from NSSTC ozone research
site

ATV: 426.25 MHz horizontal
APRS: 144.39
Callsign: KG4UWE-11

73s de Bill WB8ELK

Re: GPSL in Hutch?

paul.verhage@...
 

Booked up already? Let me think about this.

Paul

In light of the Cosmosphere being booked up, is this something you want to pursue?

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

GPSL in Hutch?

Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>
 

In light of the Cosmosphere being booked up, is this something you want to pursue?
 
Zack Clobes, W0ZC
Project: Traveler
www.rckara.org

Re: [Fwd: GPSL 2004]

Zack Clobes <zclobes@...>
 

I just gave them a quick call to ask a few questions.

First of all, the main room is not available on Friday 3 July until after
6:30pm. It is available on Fri 9 July all day. That room costs $225 for
the day. There is Internet access available (I gathered it was a
bring-your-own-computer type of setup).

They have an "observation deck" that I believe is available on any of the
Fridays for $125 but I wouldn't recommend it. It is not enclosed at all and
it overlooks the main lobby of the Cosmosphere. She didn't recommend the
observation deck for anything other than evening use because there is a lot
of traffic through the area with staff going to and from the main office.
It can seat 40-50 people, and there is no way to dim the lights or even a
front of the room to setup a projection screen.

Tickets are not included with the room rental fees. For out-of-county
passes, the mueseum costs $3 to go through. They do offer a discounted rate
on the IMAX passes of $5 each if they are purchased in conjunction with the
room rental. I didn't ask about it, but I believe they also have group
rates available even if we don't rent a room from them.


On the bright side, the lady was very receptive to having us setup a radio
booth during that Saturday - either at our club station (assuming it's still
around - they've moved us a couple of times lately) or a temporary station
and running coax out the side door. She was going to get approval on that
and get back with me by the end of the week.

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

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From: "Ralph Wallio, W0RPK" <wallio@...>
To: <GPSL@...>
Cc: "Project Traveler" <Project_Traveler@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [GPSL] GPSL 2004]


The last I recall hearing from Zack was that they would be happy to be our
host in Hutchinson. It seems reasonable for Paul to be a distant Trail
Boss
for GPSL2004 but we need local hosts for lodging, meal, conference, launch
and other arrangements.

I also recall Zack mentioning a significant charge for conference
facilities
in the Cosmosphere, perhaps $200. In my opinion this is a heck of deal if
it includes access to the Cosmosphere Museum for all attendees. If we
could
entice 40 attendees to be with us this would be only ~$5 apiece. A normal
adult ticket costs $11 including an IMAX show.

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
wallio@...
http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/
Hubbert's Peak - The Mother of all Perfect Storms




It is the 4th of July weekend. Maybe I ought to get to work on planning
this.

Paul



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Re: [Fwd: GPSL 2004]

Ralph Wallio, W0RPK <wallio@...>
 

The last I recall hearing from Zack was that they would be happy to be our
host in Hutchinson. It seems reasonable for Paul to be a distant Trail Boss
for GPSL2004 but we need local hosts for lodging, meal, conference, launch
and other arrangements.

I also recall Zack mentioning a significant charge for conference facilities
in the Cosmosphere, perhaps $200. In my opinion this is a heck of deal if
it includes access to the Cosmosphere Museum for all attendees. If we could
entice 40 attendees to be with us this would be only ~$5 apiece. A normal
adult ticket costs $11 including an IMAX show.

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
wallio@...
http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/
Hubbert's Peak - The Mother of all Perfect Storms




It is the 4th of July weekend. Maybe I ought to get to work on planning
this.

Paul

Re: [Fwd: GPSL 2004]

paul.verhage@...
 

It is the 4th of July weekend. Maybe I ought to get to work on planning this.

Paul

Hi Larry,

Here it is: "Cosmosphere" in Hutchison KS. Date is still in flux,
however. Suspect that Sat 3 July 04 would work. The MS150 event is
on the weekend of 10-11 July, and I'm committed there.

For Paul: an EOSS contingent is interested in making GPSL '04 - but
still not sure what's the current consensus date.

73 de Mike W5VSI

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [GPSL] GPSL 2004
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 13:17:00 -0600
From: <paul.verhage@...>
Reply-To: GPSL@...
Organization: Boise Schools
To: GPSL@...

I'd like to hold GPSL 2004 at the Cosmosphere, in Hutchinson, KS. The
Cosmosphere is the second largest air and space museum in the US. There
is an
active near space group and radio club in Hutch, so there is plenty of
support.

Would this be a problem for anyone? The tentative date would be a week
before the
4th of July holiday. I imagine people will be too busy on the 4th to
participate.

Inputs please.

Thanks,
Paul


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Re: GPSL 2002 article in Summer '03 CQ-VHF

paul.verhage@...
 

Mark, I have a copy (they send one free with your article). I'll make a copy and send
it.

Paul

The current CQ-VHF magazine has an article by Paul KD4STH on last
year's GPSL. I think I let my subscription lapse over the
winter - could someone scan me a copy?

73 de Mark N9XTN






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GPSL 2002 article in Summer '03 CQ-VHF

Mark Conner <n9xtn@...>
 

The current CQ-VHF magazine has an article by Paul KD4STH on last
year's GPSL. I think I let my subscription lapse over the
winter - could someone scan me a copy?

73 de Mark N9XTN

Re: A motto maybe?

paul.verhage@...
 

Ralph, can you give me the name of the person who siad that? I'd like to include that
quote in my book.

Paul

Quoting a senior NASA/JPL engineer while discussing problems in Amateur
Radio with other active Hams that are also senior NASA/JPL engineers:

I think the folks doing "garage engineering for high tech" are the
balloon people. They're the ones scrounging equipment, improvising
environmental tests in their garage freezers, etc. and, most
important, appearing to have fun.
We clearly agree.

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
wallio@...
http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/
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A motto maybe?

Ralph Wallio, W0RPK <wallio@...>
 

Quoting a senior NASA/JPL engineer while discussing problems in Amateur
Radio with other active Hams that are also senior NASA/JPL engineers:

I think the folks doing "garage engineering for high tech" are the
balloon people. They're the ones scrounging equipment, improvising
environmental tests in their garage freezers, etc. and, most
important, appearing to have fun.
We clearly agree.

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, W0RPK
wallio@...
http://users.crosspaths.net/wallio/
Hubbert's Peak - The Mother of all Perfect Storms