Fwd: [Balloonatics] East Coast stations please listen in the morning (Sun) for WB8ELK balloon beacon

Iain McFadyen mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 17 23:20:50 CST 2005

They've done it again: 

The University of Alabama - Huntsville Balloonatics group have launched a
balloon which has got stuck. It is hovering at 61,000 feet or thereabouts over
the TN/VA border. 

If anyone wishes to listen on 146.565, I am sure that Bill would be very
pleased to get any signal reports directly at wb8elk at aol.com. 

Check out this URL (I've been unable to get findu to print the whole of the
flight track on one page): 
<http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=wb8elk-11&start=5000> . 

Hopefully, though I think unlikely,... the APRS will burst into life tomorrow
morning too, and will update the map. 

Iain   KI4HLV
--- wb8elk at aol.com wrote:

> To: balloonatics at yahoogroups.com
> CC: balloon_sked at yahoogroups.com, GPSL at yahoogroups.com
> From: wb8elk at aol.com
> Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:30:44 EST
> Subject: [Balloonatics] East Coast stations please listen in the morning
(Sun) for WB8ELK balloon beacon
> My estimated flight path from the last packet signal at 5:48 pm CST (near
Kingsport, TN) indicates that the payload may fly out to sea east of Richmond,
> VA and at sunrise may be about 200 miles offshore.....at sunrise, it will be
within 200 miles of the following locations:  Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Wash
DC and may also be heard from Richmond or Virginia Beach, VA.
> There is a chance that the balloon beacon on 146.565 MHz FM (WB8ELK -  audio
CW - on for 18 seconds and off for 12 seconds) may come back to  life after
the sun warms it up....also, the packet may start to work again  as well -
WB8ELK-11 on 144.39.
> The balloon will stay up several hours after sunrise until it hits peak 
altitude so anyone that can monitor Sunday morning (or even afternoon), please
 email me if you hear anything from it.
> _wb8elk at aol.com_ (mailto:wb8elk at aol.com) 
> 73s de Bill WB8ELK

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