Date   
KD4BFP-11

Harry M
 

Also KD4BFP-11 is aloft.
 
 

Re: FAST

Harry M
 

They might be going for altitude as they have in the past.
I haven’t found much info on the flight.
 
 
>Was that his intent?

Re: FAST

Zack Clobes W0ZC
 

Was that his intent?


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM, HarryM <hhm_74115@...> wrote:
 

FAST (N9VAR-4) is aloft with ~140 fpm ascent rate.
 
 


FAST

Harry M
 

FAST (N9VAR-4) is aloft with ~140 fpm ascent rate.
 
 

Video of dual-balloon launch

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH
 

KU recorded the flight of a dual balloon launch. It shows that one balloon can burst without harming the other.

Paul

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Richard Bramlette" <richard.bramlette@...>
Date: Oct 9, 2013 10:52 PM
Subject: Video of dual-balloon launch
To: "L. Paul Verhage" <nearsys@...>

Hi Paul,

Thought you'd be interested in the highlights of the re-run of the dual-balloon launch. We got footage of the balloons all the way to burst this time:


Richard Bramlette (KI4GKU)
(334)-663-4364 (Cell)
Graduate Assistant
School of Engineering
University of Kansas

Re: Mechanical drive components?

Mike Manes
 

Hi Norm,

Looks as though there are plenty of retail suppliers out there. But I
kinda like working with Sparkfun since I can get an order pretty quick
with minimum shipping costs from Boulder to my place in Littleton.

73 de Mike W5VSI

On 10/9/13 4:09 PM, Norman T. Kjome wrote:
Hi Mike,

I used to get stuff from PIC Design. They had a little catalog to look at, suppose it is all online now.

http://www.pic-design.com/


Norm

Re: Mechanical drive components?

Norman T. Kjome
 

Hi Mike,

I used to get stuff from PIC Design. They had a little catalog to look at, suppose it is all online now.

http://www.pic-design.com/


Norm

Re: Mechanical drive components?

Mike Manes
 

Thanks, David,

I'll check those sites, but I'm not hot to trot on those projects
right away - home improvement honeydews take priority at tne moment :=P

BTW, did you get the word re what I'm guessing are some GPS jamming
tests out of White Sands NM later this month? Could make tracking &
recovery dicey, assuming you can get upper wind forecasts.

73 de Mike W5VSI

On 10/9/13 1:48 PM, EDGE Research Lab wrote:
Mike:

If you're feeling impatient, you could check out Makeblock for the kind
of stuff you're looking for, or servocity.com <http://servocity.com>.
Also, for really exotic small mechanical stuff, see sdp-si.com
<http://sdp-si.com>. Now, that being said, I'd rather work with SFE,
but options exist.

Cheers!

-David

On Oct 9, 2013 1:43 PM, "Mike Manes" <mrmanes@...
<mailto:mrmanes@...>> wrote:

__

Woo-HOO! I'll waitiently pait your email announcement! If, that
is, I don't get automatically unsubscribed as I have twice before.
Chris is working that issue.

73 de Mike W5VSI
EOSS

On 10/9/13 7:59 AM, Level 1 wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> I don't mean to be cryptic, but in a month or so we're coming out
with
> some massive additions to our product line that I think you'll
find very
> interesting, so keep your eyes peeled. Let's just say we had an
entire
> conference room table covered with the exact kinds of things you're
> talking about.
>
> Allison
>
>
> Technical Support
> SparkFun Electronics
> 6175 Longbow Drive
> Boulder, CO 80301
> techsupport@... <mailto:techsupport@...>
<mailto:techsupport@... <mailto:techsupport@...>>
>
>
> 1-303-284-0979 <tel:1-303-284-0979>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...
<mailto:mrmanes@...>
> <mailto:mrmanes@... <mailto:mrmanes@...>>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> You guy have a great selection of motors and wheels, but nothing to
> hook 'em together. How about carrying a selection of timing belts
> and pulleys and nylon (or metal) gear sets and couplings? Some
> bearings & shafts would also be great additions. Local hobby
> shops have a slim selection that rarely meet my needs.
>
> 73 de Mike W5VSI
> CTO EOSS
>
>

Re: Mechanical drive components?

David Patterson
 

Mike:

If you're feeling impatient, you could check out Makeblock for the kind of stuff you're looking for, or servocity.com.  Also, for really exotic small mechanical stuff, see sdp-si.com.  Now, that being said, I'd rather work with SFE, but options exist.

Cheers!

-David

On Oct 9, 2013 1:43 PM, "Mike Manes" <mrmanes@...> wrote:
 

Woo-HOO! I'll waitiently pait your email announcement! If, that
is, I don't get automatically unsubscribed as I have twice before.
Chris is working that issue.

73 de Mike W5VSI
EOSS

On 10/9/13 7:59 AM, Level 1 wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> I don't mean to be cryptic, but in a month or so we're coming out with
> some massive additions to our product line that I think you'll find very
> interesting, so keep your eyes peeled. Let's just say we had an entire
> conference room table covered with the exact kinds of things you're
> talking about.
>
> Allison
>
>
> Technical Support
> SparkFun Electronics
> 6175 Longbow Drive
> Boulder, CO 80301
> techsupport@... techsupport@...>
>
>
> 1-303-284-0979
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...
> mrmanes@...>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> You guy have a great selection of motors and wheels, but nothing to
> hook 'em together. How about carrying a selection of timing belts
> and pulleys and nylon (or metal) gear sets and couplings? Some
> bearings & shafts would also be great additions. Local hobby
> shops have a slim selection that rarely meet my needs.
>
> 73 de Mike W5VSI
> CTO EOSS
>
>

Re: Mechanical drive components?

Mike Manes
 

Woo-HOO! I'll waitiently pait your email announcement! If, that
is, I don't get automatically unsubscribed as I have twice before.
Chris is working that issue.

73 de Mike W5VSI
EOSS

On 10/9/13 7:59 AM, Level 1 wrote:
Hi Mike,

I don't mean to be cryptic, but in a month or so we're coming out with
some massive additions to our product line that I think you'll find very
interesting, so keep your eyes peeled. Let's just say we had an entire
conference room table covered with the exact kinds of things you're
talking about.

Allison


Technical Support
SparkFun Electronics
6175 Longbow Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
techsupport@... <mailto:techsupport@...>


1-303-284-0979



On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...
<mailto:mrmanes@...>> wrote:

Hi,

You guy have a great selection of motors and wheels, but nothing to
hook 'em together. How about carrying a selection of timing belts
and pulleys and nylon (or metal) gear sets and couplings? Some
bearings & shafts would also be great additions. Local hobby
shops have a slim selection that rarely meet my needs.

73 de Mike W5VSI
CTO EOSS

Re: [EOSS] Gas balloon race tracking

James Ewen VE6SRV
 

K5GAS-8 spent a long night crossing Lake Superior the long way! Bet
they are happy to see rocks and trees under them!

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...> wrote:
Also on aprs.fi. Search for K5GAS*. K5GAS-8 is in the lead just over
the W tip of Lk Superior, with -3 & -4 following, although their
latest beacons are long in tooth (over 3 hrs old). Seems those APRS
report are the same as on Brian's event link.
73 de Mike W5VSI

On 10/8/13 9:15 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Greetings from Albuquerque. All balloons are/were carrying APRS. Live
tracking is available here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

73,
Brian N5ZGT


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Manes [mailto:mrmanes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:15 PM
To: GPSL Balloon Reflector; EOSS membership reflector
Subject: [EOSS] Gas balloon race tracking

There are 5 manned gas balloons that launched from Albequeque NM yeterday.
You can track 'em here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

Three are now NW of MPLS headed NE. Not sure if any are carrying ham APRS,
tho.

73 de Mike W5VSI


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James
VE6SRV

Re: [EOSS] Gas balloon race tracking

Mike Manes
 

Also on aprs.fi. Search for K5GAS*. K5GAS-8 is in the lead just over
the W tip of Lk Superior, with -3 & -4 following, although their
latest beacons are long in tooth (over 3 hrs old). Seems those APRS
report are the same as on Brian's event link.
73 de Mike W5VSI

On 10/8/13 9:15 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Greetings from Albuquerque. All balloons are/were carrying APRS. Live
tracking is available here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

73,
Brian N5ZGT


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Manes [mailto:mrmanes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:15 PM
To: GPSL Balloon Reflector; EOSS membership reflector
Subject: [EOSS] Gas balloon race tracking

There are 5 manned gas balloons that launched from Albequeque NM yeterday.
You can track 'em here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

Three are now NW of MPLS headed NE. Not sure if any are carrying ham APRS,
tho.

73 de Mike W5VSI


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Re: Gas balloon race tracking

Mike Manes
 

Thanks James. The front runners are K5GAS-3, -4 & -8.
73 de Mike W5VSI

On 10/8/13 8:19 PM, James Ewen wrote:
K5GAS-* as per years past...

http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=5&call=a%2FK5GAS-8%2Ca%2FK5GAS-5%2Ca%2FK5GAS-3%2Ca%2FK5GAS-2%2Ca%2FK5GAS-6%2Ca%2FK5GAS-4&timerange=86400&tail=86400

Looks like it would be a wonderful event to participate in.


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...> wrote:
There are 5 manned gas balloons that launched from Albequeque NM
yeterday. You can track 'em here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

Three are now NW of MPLS headed NE. Not sure if any are carrying ham
APRS, tho.

73 de Mike W5VSI


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Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: Gas balloon race tracking

James Ewen VE6SRV
 

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Mike Manes <mrmanes@...> wrote:
There are 5 manned gas balloons that launched from Albequeque NM
yeterday. You can track 'em here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

Three are now NW of MPLS headed NE. Not sure if any are carrying ham
APRS, tho.

73 de Mike W5VSI


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Yahoo! Groups Links


--
James
VE6SRV

Gas balloon race tracking

Mike Manes
 

There are 5 manned gas balloons that launched from Albequeque NM
yeterday. You can track 'em here:

http://balloonfiesta.com/GasTracking/2013/

Three are now NW of MPLS headed NE. Not sure if any are carrying ham
APRS, tho.

73 de Mike W5VSI

Re: [Balloonatics] NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Satellite Experiment

Joe WB9SBD
 

Be sure you don't blow up your rig, it is as close as you can to running 100% duty cycle, each Dit of the CW is 30 seconds long

Joe WB9SBD

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

On 10/8/2013 4:23 PM, Michael wrote:
Hello!

Though some of you might be interested in this experiment...

From JPL:

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly past Earth on October 9, 2013 to receive a gravity assist from our planet, putting it on course for Jupiter. To celebrate this event, the Juno mission is inviting amateur radio operators around the world to say "HI" to Juno in a coordinated Morse Code message. Juno's radio & plasma wave experiment, called Waves, should be able to detect the message if enough people participate. So please join in, and help spread the word to fellow amateur radio enthusiasts! 

Basically they are asking for a 10 meter key down via the timer on the link below, and key off / up also when shown.

See:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno/

http://spaceweather.com/

--Michael K5NOT

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Satellite Experiment

Michael
 

Hello!

Though some of you might be interested in this experiment...

From JPL:

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly past Earth on October 9, 2013 to receive a gravity assist from our planet, putting it on course for Jupiter. To celebrate this event, the Juno mission is inviting amateur radio operators around the world to say "HI" to Juno in a coordinated Morse Code message. Juno's radio & plasma wave experiment, called Waves, should be able to detect the message if enough people participate. So please join in, and help spread the word to fellow amateur radio enthusiasts! 

Basically they are asking for a 10 meter key down via the timer on the link below, and key off / up also when shown.

See:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno/

http://spaceweather.com/

--Michael K5NOT

Re: [LaunchDetected] Balloon_Launch_Detected

David Stillman KI6YMZ
 

As a quick follow up, I wrote some words about the launch here:


cheers,

--
David Stillman


On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:
Congratulations on the recovery.  You'll have to see if you can bring the SparkFun caravan to Hutchinson KS for next year's Great Plains Super Launch in June!

73 de Mark N9XTN


On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM, David Stillman <me@...> wrote:
That was me! It was kind of a short notice launch for a local educational group. The prediction had it flying into the Atlantic if it went to 100k feet, so just to get some photos of the fall colors we had it cut down at 4km. It was a ~23 minute round trip to 4k and back, we overfilled the balloon a bit to get a fast ascent.

It was a 2.5 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Jackson. I successfully recovered the payload from about 150 feet from the top of the mountain, caught about ten feet up a tree. I had a GoPro 2 on board taking a photo once every 10 seconds, and got some great photos of the launch city surrounding area. I'll upload to my flickr and post a link here when I have real (non-cell tethered) Internet.

On the plus side, I think I convinced about a dozen or so local high school students to get involved in ham radio :) Sorry for the lack of notice of the launch, like I said it was kind of hastily thrown together last minute. I'm on a leg of the SparkFun national tour so we only had a day to put the payload together and source the hydrogen.

Off for celebratory beers, thanks for noticing our little launch up here in NH!

--
David Stillman
KI6YMZ


On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Mark Conner <mconner1@...> wrote:


Interestingly, this flight landed almost directly on top of Mt Jackson in NH, at an elevation of about 4000'.  The road nearest the landing site is at ~1500'.  There are mapped trails from the road to near the landing site, but I think they are foot trails and not vehicle trails.

- Mark


On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM, <flightdata@...> wrote:
 

The details below are a likely balloon launch detected in the APRS-IS data.

Call sign: KI6YMZ-11
Aprs.fi link: http://aprs.fi/?call=KI6YMZ-11
Launch Loc.: New Hampshire, United States
Launch Time: 2013-10-02 15:07:36 UTC
Current Alt: 8,386 feet


For more information, go to: http://www.s3research.com/flightdata/

V:021713







Anyone east of NYC CT or RI this morning to listen to my balloon

Bill Brown
 

I refined the location of my long duration balloon at sunrise today (Sunday Oct. 6th).

After some calculations the hard way since NOAA HYSPLIT is shut down.  I am estimating that the balloon will be east of NYC and south of Providence RI around sunrise...plus or minus 150 mile north or south of that to be safe since this is an estimation.

433.880 AM  (DominoEX16) every 30 seconds.



- Bill WB8ELK

Anyone on the East Coast that can listen after sunrise today Sunday Oct 6th for my balloon?

Bill Brown
 

The long duration forecasting tool HYSPLIT is shut down due to Washington craziness so I can only do a rough estimate based on a float altitude of 8800 meters.

It would be great if some folks on the East Coast between Wash DC and Boston could listen for the balloon on 433.880 MHz AM (DominoEX16).

It transmits every 30 seconds. It is solar-powered only so you will have to listen for it during daylight hours.

It may be floating near the East Coast at sunrise Sunday Oct 6th on its way out to sea.

It went out of our RF range after traveling 100 miles downrange near Lexington Kentucky heading about a bearing of 50 degrees but it looks like it will trend more Easterly overnight.

Let me know via email if anyone hears it.

- Bill WB8ELK