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Re: GPSL 2020 - 9-11 July 2020

Bill Brown
 

Sounds great to me too. Look forward to seeing you all at GPSL 2020. -Bill WB8ELK


On Sep 15, 2019, at 4:46 PM, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

GPSL 2020 is officially set for July 9-11.  Friday's events will be at the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus near 62nd and Dodge Streets in Omaha.

I know there are some who won't be able to make this date, but there appeared to be fewer conflicts for the July weekend than for Field Day weekend.

We will have events during the day on Thursday and a Thursday evening welcome dinner.  Lunch Friday will probably be at the student center on campus which is a short walk from the classroom.  We'll also have a dinner on Friday evening.

Hope to see you next summer!

73 de Mark N9XTN


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Re: GPSL 2020 - 9-11 July 2020

Keith Kaiser, WA0̷TJT
 

Great choice of dates Mark.
Keith, WA0̷TJT



GPSL 2020 - 9-11 July 2020

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Hi everyone,

GPSL 2020 is officially set for July 9-11.  Friday's events will be at the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus near 62nd and Dodge Streets in Omaha.

I know there are some who won't be able to make this date, but there appeared to be fewer conflicts for the July weekend than for Field Day weekend.

We will have events during the day on Thursday and a Thursday evening welcome dinner.  Lunch Friday will probably be at the student center on campus which is a short walk from the classroom.  We'll also have a dinner on Friday evening.

Hope to see you next summer!

73 de Mark N9XTN


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Pico AK0SK-11 launched

Sila
 
Edited

Launched the WB8ELK Skytracker last Sunday. It is now at the coast of Portugal.

-Sila.

CNSP round-the-world flights in progress

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

KA6TVU-11 has completed one lap and is over Saskatchewan this morning.  KA6TVU-12 is in Southern Europe - was launched a few days later.


73 de Mark N9XTN

Re: ublox max 7

Bill Brown
 

The uBlox Max technical reference datasheet shows the response. I will look it up when i get off work. -Bill WB8ELK


On Aug 24, 2019, at 4:53 PM, Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...> wrote:

What should I expect as a response from the checkNav command. Is there a document that describes this command.

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 04:01:18 PM CDT, Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...> wrote:


Tnx for the info

nick

 

 

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nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

From: wb8elk@... <wb8elk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:33 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Cc: quadpugh@...
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ublox max 7

 

You have to set the MAX-7Q up for Airborne mode to make it work and it will fail at 40,000 feet if you don't. - Bill WB8ELK

 

Here is how I do it:

 

============================================

unsigned char setNav[] = {

    0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x24, 0x00, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x06, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x27, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x2C, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x16, 0xDC  };

 

//  Set uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

 

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

============================================

 

// The whole GPS_setup routine:(put the setNav array shown above in Global variable section or in the function)

 

// ****************************************/

void setupGPS() 

// *****************************************

{

  // setup serial port for u-Blox MAX-7C GPS new 110115

    Serial.begin(9600); // to talk to GPS Modem via RX and TX pins 0 and 1

       delay(10);

    Serial.flush();

       delay(10); 

 

// Configure uBlox MAX to only output GGA and RMC messages  

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GLL,0,0,0,0*5C");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GGA,0,0,0,0*5A");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSA,0,0,0,0*4E");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,RMC,0,0,0,0*47");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSV,0,0,0,0*59");

  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,VTG,0,0,0,0*5E");

  delay(3000);

 

// Set up uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

   

   delay(500);

   

   Serial.end(); // new 110115

     

   return;

}

// ---------------end of setupGPS()----------------------/

 

You can check to see if you have successfully configured the uBlox MAX to be set for Airborne mode by looking at the response to this command:

 

unsigned char checkNav[] = {0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x00, 0x00, 0x2A, 0x84};

 

    for(int i=0; i<sizeof(checkNav); i++){ 

      Serial.write(checkNav[i]);

    }

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Subject: [GPSL] ublox max 7

The sat team and the University of Louisiana wants to fly a Ublox max7 and would like to know the string to send to make it work > 18,000 meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

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Re: ublox max 7

Nick Pugh K5QXJ
 

What should I expect as a response from the checkNav command. Is there a document that describes this command.

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 04:01:18 PM CDT, Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...> wrote:


Tnx for the info

nick

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

From: wb8elk@... <wb8elk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:33 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Cc: quadpugh@...
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ublox max 7

 

You have to set the MAX-7Q up for Airborne mode to make it work and it will fail at 40,000 feet if you don't. - Bill WB8ELK

 

Here is how I do it:

 

============================================

unsigned char setNav[] = {

    0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x24, 0x00, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x06, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x27, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x2C, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x16, 0xDC  };

 

//  Set uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

 

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

============================================

 

// The whole GPS_setup routine:(put the setNav array shown above in Global variable section or in the function)

 

// ****************************************/

void setupGPS() 

// *****************************************

{

  // setup serial port for u-Blox MAX-7C GPS new 110115

    Serial.begin(9600); // to talk to GPS Modem via RX and TX pins 0 and 1

       delay(10);

    Serial.flush();

       delay(10); 

 

// Configure uBlox MAX to only output GGA and RMC messages  

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GLL,0,0,0,0*5C");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GGA,0,0,0,0*5A");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSA,0,0,0,0*4E");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,RMC,0,0,0,0*47");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSV,0,0,0,0*59");

  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,VTG,0,0,0,0*5E");

  delay(3000);

 

// Set up uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

   

   delay(500);

   

   Serial.end(); // new 110115

     

   return;

}

// ---------------end of setupGPS()----------------------/

 

You can check to see if you have successfully configured the uBlox MAX to be set for Airborne mode by looking at the response to this command:

 

unsigned char checkNav[] = {0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x00, 0x00, 0x2A, 0x84};

 

    for(int i=0; i<sizeof(checkNav); i++){ 

      Serial.write(checkNav[i]);

    }

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Subject: [GPSL] ublox max 7

The sat team and the University of Louisiana wants to fly a Ublox max7 and would like to know the string to send to make it work > 18,000 meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

Re: University Project Teams using Balloons?

Bill Brown
 

University of Alabama Huntsville had a BalloonSat course for almost a decade as a ECE senior design project. We launched over 60 balloons. It sadly was discontinued. However they have a Space Hardware Club that flies balloon payloads each semester. -Bill WB8ELK

On Aug 23, 2019, at 9:20 AM, Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:

Hey Gang,

So a colleague here at Cornell is entering his PHD program in Atmospheric Sciences, and is quite interested in balloons. He may well do a thesis using superpressure balloons. Anyway, he is also working with his professor, and interested in kicking off a student project team to do HAB related projects. At Cornell, we have a TON of project teams that compete with other universities. We have autonomous vehicles, drones, submarines, rocket teams, just to name a few engineering related ones. Anyway, it looks like he may create a "Balloon Team". The problem is, we're not aware of any other Universities doing a similar thing. Does anyone know of other schools doing such stuff? Competition leads to innovation!!!! :-)

Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell


Re: University Project Teams using Balloons?

Jeff Ducklow
 

You might consider making contacts by leveraging  NASA’s Space Grant Network.  It is quite large and typically connected with big universities across the USA. 

Here is a  Link: https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/about/index.html

From that web site:  "The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

I know that University of Minnesota is a part of NASA’s Space Grant Network.  They have an active group of students that are pursing science with Rocketry and HAB. 

You could reach out to Dr. James Flaten, MnSGC Associate Director, flate001@...

Jeff Ducklow
MerryBerry Galactic
N0NQN



On Aug 23, 2019, at 9:53 AM, BASE_DePauw <hlbrooks@...> wrote:

Mike,

Here are a few possible matches:





Iowa State:  https://m2i.aere.iastate.edu/habet/  (Matthew Nelson is a good connection to the Stratospheric Ballooning Association, which could yield more schools, see:  https://www.stratoballooning.org/  or  https://www.facebook.com/stratoballooning/ )

University of Southern Indiana:  http://usinearspace.com/

Metropolitan Community College Omaha Nebraska might have some interest:  http://nearspacescience.com/

Howard, KC9QBN
BASE_DePauw





On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Hey Gang,

So a colleague here at Cornell is entering his PHD program in 
Atmospheric Sciences, and is quite interested in balloons.  He may well 
do a thesis using superpressure balloons.  Anyway, he is also working 
with his professor, and interested in kicking off a student project team 
to do HAB related projects.  At Cornell, we have a TON of project teams 
that compete with other universities.  We have autonomous vehicles, 
drones, submarines, rocket teams, just to name a few engineering related 
ones.  Anyway, it looks like he may create a "Balloon Team".  The 
problem is, we're not aware of any other Universities doing a similar 
thing.  Does anyone know of other schools doing such stuff?  Competition 
leads to innovation!!!!  :-)

Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell





-- 
Howard L. Brooks
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
241 Julian Science and Mathematics Center
DePauw University
2 E. Hanna Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
hlbrooks@...
Office: (765) 658-4653
FAX: (765) 658-4732

Re: University Project Teams using Balloons?

BASE_DePauw
 

Mike,

Here are a few possible matches:





Iowa State:  https://m2i.aere.iastate.edu/habet/  (Matthew Nelson is a good connection to the Stratospheric Ballooning Association, which could yield more schools, see:  https://www.stratoballooning.org/  or  https://www.facebook.com/stratoballooning/ )

University of Southern Indiana:  http://usinearspace.com/

Metropolitan Community College Omaha Nebraska might have some interest:  http://nearspacescience.com/

Howard, KC9QBN
BASE_DePauw





On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM Michael Hojnowski <kd2eat@...> wrote:
Hey Gang,

So a colleague here at Cornell is entering his PHD program in
Atmospheric Sciences, and is quite interested in balloons.  He may well
do a thesis using superpressure balloons.  Anyway, he is also working
with his professor, and interested in kicking off a student project team
to do HAB related projects.  At Cornell, we have a TON of project teams
that compete with other universities.  We have autonomous vehicles,
drones, submarines, rocket teams, just to name a few engineering related
ones.  Anyway, it looks like he may create a "Balloon Team".  The
problem is, we're not aware of any other Universities doing a similar
thing.  Does anyone know of other schools doing such stuff?  Competition
leads to innovation!!!!  :-)

Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell





--
Howard L. Brooks
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
241 Julian Science and Mathematics Center
DePauw University
2 E. Hanna Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
hlbrooks@...
Office: (765) 658-4653
FAX: (765) 658-4732

University Project Teams using Balloons?

Michael Hojnowski
 

Hey Gang,

So a colleague here at Cornell is entering his PHD program in Atmospheric Sciences, and is quite interested in balloons.  He may well do a thesis using superpressure balloons.  Anyway, he is also working with his professor, and interested in kicking off a student project team to do HAB related projects.  At Cornell, we have a TON of project teams that compete with other universities.  We have autonomous vehicles, drones, submarines, rocket teams, just to name a few engineering related ones.  Anyway, it looks like he may create a "Balloon Team".  The problem is, we're not aware of any other Universities doing a similar thing.  Does anyone know of other schools doing such stuff?  Competition leads to innovation!!!!  :-)

Mike / KD2EAT
Advisor, Amateur Radio Club at Cornell

Re: ublox max 7

Nick Pugh K5QXJ
 

Tnx for the info

nick

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

From: wb8elk@... <wb8elk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:33 PM
To: GPSL@groups.io
Cc: quadpugh@...
Subject: Re: [GPSL] ublox max 7

 

You have to set the MAX-7Q up for Airborne mode to make it work and it will fail at 40,000 feet if you don't. - Bill WB8ELK

 

Here is how I do it:

 

============================================

unsigned char setNav[] = {

    0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x24, 0x00, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x06, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x27, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x2C, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x16, 0xDC  };

 

//  Set uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

 

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

============================================

 

// The whole GPS_setup routine:(put the setNav array shown above in Global variable section or in the function)

 

// ****************************************/

void setupGPS() 

// *****************************************

{

  // setup serial port for u-Blox MAX-7C GPS new 110115

    Serial.begin(9600); // to talk to GPS Modem via RX and TX pins 0 and 1

       delay(10);

    Serial.flush();

       delay(10); 

 

// Configure uBlox MAX to only output GGA and RMC messages  

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GLL,0,0,0,0*5C");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GGA,0,0,0,0*5A");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSA,0,0,0,0*4E");

  delay(1000);

//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,RMC,0,0,0,0*47");

//  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSV,0,0,0,0*59");

  delay(1000);

  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,VTG,0,0,0,0*5E");

  delay(3000);

 

// Set up uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 

     Serial.write(setNav[i]);

   }

   

   delay(500);

   

   Serial.end(); // new 110115

     

   return;

}

// ---------------end of setupGPS()----------------------/

 

You can check to see if you have successfully configured the uBlox MAX to be set for Airborne mode by looking at the response to this command:

 

unsigned char checkNav[] = {0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x00, 0x00, 0x2A, 0x84};

 

    for(int i=0; i<sizeof(checkNav); i++){ 

      Serial.write(checkNav[i]);

    }

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Subject: [GPSL] ublox max 7

The sat team and the University of Louisiana wants to fly a Ublox max7 and would like to know the string to send to make it work > 18,000 meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

Re: ublox max 7

Bill Brown
 

You have to set the MAX-7Q up for Airborne mode to make it work and it will fail at 40,000 feet if you don't. - Bill WB8ELK

Here is how I do it:

============================================
unsigned char setNav[] = {
    0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x24, 0x00, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x06, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x10, 0x27, 0x00, 0x00, 0x05, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0xFA, 0x00, 0x64, 0x00, 0x2C, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x16, 0xDC  };

//  Set uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode

   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 
     Serial.write(setNav[i]);
   }
============================================

// The whole GPS_setup routine:(put the setNav array shown above in Global variable section or in the function)

// ****************************************/
void setupGPS() 
// *****************************************
{
  // setup serial port for u-Blox MAX-7C GPS new 110115
    Serial.begin(9600); // to talk to GPS Modem via RX and TX pins 0 and 1
       delay(10);
    Serial.flush();
       delay(10); 

// Configure uBlox MAX to only output GGA and RMC messages  
  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GLL,0,0,0,0*5C");
  delay(1000);
//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GGA,0,0,0,0*5A");
//  delay(1000);
  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSA,0,0,0,0*4E");
  delay(1000);
//  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,RMC,0,0,0,0*47");
//  delay(1000);
  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,GSV,0,0,0,0*59");
  delay(1000);
  Serial.println("$PUBX,40,VTG,0,0,0,0*5E");
  delay(3000);

// Set up uBlox MAX series to Airborne Mode
   for(int i=0; i<44; i++){ // 
     Serial.write(setNav[i]);
   }
   
   delay(500);
   
   Serial.end(); // new 110115
     
   return;
}
// ---------------end of setupGPS()----------------------/

You can check to see if you have successfully configured the uBlox MAX to be set for Airborne mode by looking at the response to this command:

unsigned char checkNav[] = {0xB5, 0x62, 0x06, 0x24, 0x00, 0x00, 0x2A, 0x84};

    for(int i=0; i<sizeof(checkNav); i++){ 
      Serial.write(checkNav[i]);
    }



-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh@...>
To: GPSL <GPSL@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Subject: [GPSL] ublox max 7

The sat team and the University of Louisiana wants to fly a Ublox max7 and would like to know the string to send to make it work > 18,000 meters
 
 
 
 
 
 
nick
 
Cell      337 258 2527
 
Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School
Disagree I Learn
 
 

ublox max 7

Nick Pugh K5QXJ
 

The sat team and the University of Louisiana wants to fly a Ublox max7 and would like to know the string to send to make it work > 18,000 meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

nick

 

Cell      337 258 2527

 

Helping UL become a world Class Engineering  and Educational School

Disagree I Learn

 

 

Re: GPSL 2020 dates

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

I'm working through him and his wife Kendra for the UNO portion of GPSL 2020.  Paul and I had a great launch with them at the Nebraska Star Party last year.

- Mark

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM BASE_DePauw <hlbrooks@...> wrote:
I agree with Bill about cooperating with the school HAB program.  Nebraska has a very active program through Michael Sibbernsen and NASA Space Grant Nebraska.

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 12:52 PM Bill Brown via Groups.Io <wb8elk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sounds like it would be a plus to be concurrent with the K-12 UNO event in July.  I do a lot of outreach flights with K-12 students lately concentrating on 5th and 6th grades. I would welcome K-12 educators and students to attend our talks and Superlaunch on Saturday. Perhaps you can arrange some joint sessions with them on Both thurs and friday and i think many of us would love to fly some K-12 experiments. -Bill WB8ELK


On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:44 AM, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN



--
Howard L. Brooks
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
241 Julian Science and Mathematics Center
DePauw University
2 E. Hanna Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
hlbrooks@...
Office: (765) 658-4653
FAX: (765) 658-4732

Re: GPSL 2020 dates

BASE_DePauw
 

I agree with Bill about cooperating with the school HAB program.  Nebraska has a very active program through Michael Sibbernsen and NASA Space Grant Nebraska.

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 12:52 PM Bill Brown via Groups.Io <wb8elk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sounds like it would be a plus to be concurrent with the K-12 UNO event in July.  I do a lot of outreach flights with K-12 students lately concentrating on 5th and 6th grades. I would welcome K-12 educators and students to attend our talks and Superlaunch on Saturday. Perhaps you can arrange some joint sessions with them on Both thurs and friday and i think many of us would love to fly some K-12 experiments. -Bill WB8ELK


On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:44 AM, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN



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Re: GPSL 2020 dates

Bill Brown
 

Sounds like it would be a plus to be concurrent with the K-12 UNO event in July.  I do a lot of outreach flights with K-12 students lately concentrating on 5th and 6th grades. I would welcome K-12 educators and students to attend our talks and Superlaunch on Saturday. Perhaps you can arrange some joint sessions with them on Both thurs and friday and i think many of us would love to fly some K-12 experiments. -Bill WB8ELK


On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:44 AM, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN

Re: GPSL 2020 dates

Bill Brown
 

Mark. Although i can attend either date my strong preference is for the July date due to FD conflicts.  I try to launch a balloon from local FD clubs each year. -Bill WB8ELK 


On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:44 AM, Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN

Re: GPSL 2020 dates

Garrett, Mark
 

Mark:

I plan on attending GPSL 2020, enjoy the event and not that long of a drive for me.  
I would agree that having it Field Day weekend would not be ideal.   We would need to alter the time of launch till Saturday afternoon for it to have been effective to generate contacts for contest and the range of that kind of participation would only be in a 200 mile distance or less as most Field Day  utilize temporary antennas at an elevation they can safely erect.  Best left for contest groups to launch balloons in their regions that have that capability.  My vote would be the sooner the better in holding the event as the corn will get taller the humidity and bugs will increase later in July but if the event is later it won't affect my plans not to attend.

Mark
KA9SZX

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 10:45 AM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:
Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN


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Re: GPSL 2020 dates

Mark Conner N9XTN
 

Thanks everyone for the feedback provided so far.  It appears either weekend will work for the UNO venue.  If we do it in July, we will be concurrent with a K-12 HAB forum UNO is planning, but that will not interfere with us - they can support both.  

If you are considering attending GPSL 2020 but have not expressed a preference, please let me know either on or off-list.  Also let me know if that if you do have a preference, whether you can or can't come on the alternate date.  Most of you who have sent preferences have done this, and I'll follow up if you didn't.

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Zack W0ZC reminded me that the June 25-27 date is also Field Day weekend, so please consider that in your planning.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Prospective GPSL 2020 attendees,

I'm starting to contact local venue providers on a GPSL 2020 location.  I have received a favorable response from University of Nebraska-Omaha and we may be able to use one of their auditoriums for the Friday sessions.  This would be the same location as the 2005 GPSL sessions for those of you who attended that year.

As mentioned previously, the usual Fathers' Day weekend date is not feasible for the Omaha area due to the College World Series.  The two alternatives that would work best are:
  • June 25-27, 2020
  • July 9-11, 2020
If your group has a strong preference for one of those dates, let me know either on or off-list by Friday, August 16th.  I would like to set a date with UNO before the end of the month so that we get the auditorium reserved.

73 de Mark N9XTN