Flight Announcement Page
EOSS Flight Day Frequencies:
Payload Experiment Designer
Experimenters are welcome to submit websites for linking or overviews which I will post on a page on the EOSS website.
Internet Gateway Stations:
EOSS is always in need of I-Gate stations. Check out the EOSS I-Gate page for information on how to participate and why we need you.
Current I-Gate Station:
If you are present at your iGate during the flight try and monitor the tracking and recovery frequency. The ground station likes to check the frequency prior to launch to find out if any stations are out there ready to igate the traffic onto the net for the FAA to monitor.
The prediction program used to determine the track of the balloon prior to flight can now output a prediction for the Rise, Closest Approach, and Set of the balloon for each of your stations. I have posted a prediction page for stations that I have been able to discover geographic coordinates. See the I-Gate prediction page for an example. The page will not be updated daily, however, it will be updated the evening prior to flight for I-gate planning purposes.
I have often been asked by iGaters when they should expect to either start receiving signals (AOS) or expect to see those signals disappear (LOS). This prediction page should answer all those questions for you.
Your Log Files
Our technical committee members would also request you open a log file and record all the packets you hear and forward onto APRS-IS. Whenever there is a technical failure of a package it is always helpful to have the most complete dataset possible to attempt to determine the cause of failure and possible fixes. After a flight send your data files to me (webmaster) and I will distribute them to the appropriate payload builders. They appreciate these logs even if all goes fine during a flight.
Tracking and Recovery
The flight projection is somewhat south about 15 miles. For breakfast, we can convene at the Deer Trail launch site at 6:00 a.m. We can discuss this on the net.
Tactical Call Signs
Flight Related Info
Future Flight Schedule
as of January 15th, 2014
All dates and launch locations should be considered tentative. The WX delay date is indicated by a "plus" x days indicator i.e. +1 means a one day delay is available +7 a one week delay is available. An "n" indicates no available WX delay date.
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