EOSS-332/333 Evergreen HS, Golden HS, & Westminster HS

11-28-2022Due to high winds aloft, the Launch Site has been changed to Windsor. Payload Plans Rev D reflect this change, increased ascent rates, and smaller parachutes to shorten the flight path.

11-28-2022THE BALLOON LAUNCH IS SCRUBBED FOR THIS WEEKEND. A new date will identified to reschedule.

This is a Friday launch of two Heavy balloons (or three Lite balloons) carrying student-built payloads from:

  • Evergreen High School - STEM Capstone course
  • Golden High School - Engineering II class
  • Westminster High School - Aerospace Engineering course

In case of cloudcovered skys (greater than 5/10ths), we will fly three 1500g balloons as follows:

Flight predictions can be viewed here (select the correct date and launch site (Windsor) and view the data. This prediction will start updating daily 15 days before the flight.

Flight Coordinator: 
KC0RPS
Event Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 00:00 to 23:45
Alt Launch Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Launch Site: 
Flights: 

EOSS-332

This 3000g balloon will carry payloads built by students from Everygreen High School and Golden High School

Balloon Type: 
Totex 3000g Latex
Parachute: 
10 foot Rocketman
Beacons: 
Beacons
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
144.905 MHzKC0D-14Remote Release/DFSecondary Beacon
144.340 MHzAE0SS-12APRS/Digi EOSSAPrimary Beacon, Timeslotted 0:27 and 0:57

EOSS-333

This 3000g balloon will carry payloads built by students from Westminster High School.

Balloon Type: 
Totex 3000g Latex
Parachute: 
10 foot Rocketman
Beacons: 
Becaons
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
145.645 MHzKC0D-1Remote Release/DFSecondary Beacon
145.765 MHzKC0D-3/CharlieAPRS/DigiFirmware flight qualification
144.340 MHzAE0SS-13APRS/Digi EOSSPrimary Beacon, Timeslotted 0:07 & 0:37
Payload Plan: 
FrequencyList: 

 

The following RF Resources have been approved for EOSS-332/333 flight on FRIDAY 02DEC2022.

Preflight Net:

449.225 minus offset with a 141.3 Hz tone "Fun Machine” for the EOSS 331 Pre-Flight Net on THURSDAY 01DEC2022 @ 19:00 (7 PM).

Analog T&R Repeater:

RMRL 449.450 minus offset with 103.5 Hz tone for Saturday along with links to several other sites. SkyHub Link System will graciously link the following repeaters to this machine during the flight:

  • Hugo - 447.150(-) MHz, none
  • Firstview - 447.600 MHz, 103.5 Hz
  • Akron - 447.425(-) MHz, 103.5 Hz
  • Stratton - 146.895(-) MHz, 103.5 Hz

DMR:
RMHAM DMR has been approved using the “Rocky Mountain Wide” talk group. 

RMHAM DMR NOTE:

RMHAM has added the following DMR sites:

  • Burlington Colorado RMHAM-N0SZ Input 440.0500 MHz Output 445.0500 MHz Color Code 6,  TS-1 TG 700 (Wide), TS-2 TG 720 (Central)
  • Limon Colorado RMHAM-N0SZ Input 440.275 MHz Output 445.275 MHz Color Code 7, TS-1 TG 700 (Wide), TS-2 TG 720 (Central)

 These two sites provide almost full coverage along the I-70 corridor from Byers to Goodland Kansas.

 Updated code plugs are available on the RMHAM website.

The Usual EOSS Simplex Frequencies (UESF) will be used:

  • Ground Station                           446.050
  • Balloon 332 T&R                      446.100
  • Balloon 333 T&R                      446.150
  • Balloon 334 T&R                      446.200
  • Car to Car drive out                   446.275 

 Please contact W9CN if you have any questions.

2M Direction Finding Frequencies:

  • 144.340
  • 144.905
  • 145.535
  • 145.645

 

Tactical Calls: 
TacticalCall SignNameNotes
AlphaW9CNMike
BravoKB0YRZChris
CharlieKC0RPSJim
DeltaK0SCCStephen
EchoK0NKKNancy (Handheld)
Ground StationN2XGL, K5JK, KB0TVJJeff, Tom, Russ, Randy
KiloN0NDMLarry
LimaWB0DKTGlenn, Sat Only
Live Flight Tracking: 

To view live flight tracking, navigate to https://track.eoss.org