Fwd: SimSAT Airborne

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Wed Jul 25 10:27:58 CDT 2007

The flight is completed and more detail is available at


We provided a modified PCR-100 and SDR-IQ receiver to monitor and record 
the flight to AMRAD member Rich, N3III.

I am hoping we will hear how well the SDR can be used for this.

Frank K0BRA

Paul L Rinaldo wrote:
> Gang,
>> Sim-SAT, a high-altitude balloon carrying an Amateur Radio payload 
>> lifted off at 8AM in Maryland and is now at about 94,000 feet.
>> The payload includes a 2-meter APRS transmitter. See:
>> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N8PK-11
>> Refresh this page every so often to check Sim-SAT's course and 
>> altitude. It will probably continue climbing to about 105,000 feet or 
>> so, then the balloon will burst and the payload will parachute to the 
>> ground. If you see the altitude suddenly decreasing, you'll know.
> Paul
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