EOSS-293 NDIA and Fall STEM Flight

One balloon sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association - Rocky Mountain Chapter and possiblly another balloon with STEM program payloads

The launch is scheduled for Deer Trail school. Maps guiding you to the location are located here. Prediction updates will start two weeks before the launch and are locatated here.

Flight Coordinator: 
KC0RPS
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Launch Site: 
Flights: 

EOSS-293 Lite

Balloon Type: 
1500g latex
Parachute: 
12 ft Rocketman Orange/Green
Beacons: 
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
145.710KC0D-15APRS/Release/DFTop of record; Release Adam
144.340AE0SS-12APRS/DigiSlotted 10/40
FrequencyList: 

EOSS Preflight Net @ 8 PM MDT preceding night:
        • 449.225 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 141.3 Hz Tone )  RMHAM Repeater  
        • 146.940 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL Repeater if the RMHAM machine is down
        • 146.640 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) DRL Repeater will serve as a backup to the backup repeater 

Launch Site:
        • 446.050 MHz Simplex  
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

Track & Recovery Operations:
        Repeaters:
        • 449.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Windsor).
        • 448.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) PPFMA repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Deer Trail).

        Simplex Frequencies:
        • 446.100 MHz Balloon #1 Field Simplex 
        • 446.150 MHz Balloon #2 Field Simplex
        • 446.200 MHz Balloon #3 Field Simplex
        • 446.275 MHz Car to Car drive out Simplex
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

        Legacy 2M Simplex Frequency (not generally used due to desense/interference issues with the 2M APRS packets)
        • 146.550 MHz Simplex

2M Direction Finding Frequencies:

  • 144.340
  • 144.360
  • 144.905
  • 145.045
  • 145.535
  • 145.645
  • 145.710
  • 145.765

 

Tactical Calls: 
TacticalCall SignNameNotes
Live Flight Tracking: 
To view live flight tracking, click here.