This will be an exempt flight of two 1200g balloons to test and flight qualify new beacons. Updated 9/30/16 1100: Revised weights on plan, swapped parachutes. Payload plans updated to Rev B.
The predictions from Randy can be found here: http://ruc.noaa.gov/sdb/predict_0.htm .
Please see below for updated qual payload frequencies to program into your radios. In addition to new equipment, the qualification payloads will carry some different antenna configurations for evaluation. To facilitate this trackers may be asked to shift from 144.34 to receive the qual frequencies depending on position. Ensure that you do not transmit APRS on the K0SCC payload frequencies, since this could interfere with evaluation. Therefore you should ensure your beacon is off prior to QSY. The KC0D paylaods will be under evaluation as digi's, so APRS transmissions on those frequencies are acceptable. Trackers may also be requested to transmit DTMF, so review procedures for your radio.
This will be an EOSS equipment qualification flight to test and flight qualify new and repaired beacons.
|144.34 MHz||AE0SS-12||APRS||Timeslot at :15 and :45|
|145.57 MHz||KC0D-11||APRS||Qualification Payload|
|145.75 MHz||KC0D-14||APRS||Qualification Payload|
This will be an EOSS equipment qualification flight for KC0D-12, K0SCC-15 and K0SCC-9
|144.34 MHz||AE0SS-13||APRS||Timeslot at :00 and :30|
|144.95 MHz||KC0D-12||APRS/DF||Qualification Payload|
|147.555 MHz||KE0BMU-11||APRS/DF||Qualification Payload|
|145.52 MHz||K0SCC-9||APRS/DF||Qualification Payload|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, WBØTUB||Marty, Tim, Tim, Wyatt||Tracker Coordination|
|Bravo||KBØYRZ||Chris, Jen||Tracker, Alternate Alpha|
|Charlie||KCØRPS. WØNFW||Jim, George||Trackers|
|Delta||KØSCC, NØIX||Stephen, Doug||Launch Team, Trackers, Investigators|
|Echo||KE7KCK||Tom, Brent||Launch Team, Trackers|
|Foxtrot||KCØL||John||Tracking from France, Predictions|
|Golf||NØNDM, WØCBH||Larry, Benjie||Launch Team, Trackers|