[aprssig] FW: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Apr 20 19:00:30 EDT 2009

Long-life balloon headed for Azores and UK!
Has APRS on 144.39 and HF CW beacon on 10.146.840 MHz
Latest map position can be found here:

Please ask all hams w/HF capabilities listen and send
their results to pbhdata at gmail.com

Thanks so much for your help!

Tom Triebwasser


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 5:54 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Cc: 'Triebwasser, Thomas'
> Subject: [aprssig] FW: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading 
> Towards Azores and UK
> Europeans in the Azores and UK:
> Please listen on 144.39 for this balloon headed your way!  Its
> also beaconing in CW on 10.146.93 .  Any reception reports
> please.
> FINDU last heard it about 0100z, but as of now (about 2100z)
> can still be heard on HF!
> Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK
> Our launch of PBH Flight 9 to attempt the world record for
> duration has been successful (please see www.twitter.com/pbh3
> for more information). Our balloon is still flying and on
> to pass over the Azores and into the UK, assuming that our
> battery lasts and the balloon survives another night without
> splashing down. Do you know what are the VHF frequencies for
> APRS in the Azores and UK? If we make it to the Azores or
> we would like attempt to track the balloon. Our Big Red Bee
> transmitter is tuned to 144.390MHz, so if European frequencies
> for APRS are different than those in the USA, could we ask a
> fellow ham in Europe to change his APRS base station to
> 144.390MHz in order to facilitate our entry into the APRS-IS? 
> Thanks so much for creating APRS! Our situational awareness
> would not have been nearly as good as it was without it.
> Tom Triebwasser 
> Systems Engineer 
> Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego 
> 1801 State Route 17C M/D 0306
> thomas.triebwasser at lmco.com
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