[aprssig] One of the K6RPT Balloons Has Made It Over The Rockies!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Dec 12 10:23:25 EST 2011

Two of the balloons from the K6RPT 4-balloon mega-launch yesterday afternoon in 
San Jose, CA are still aloft as of 10:00 AM Monday EST (1500 UTC).

K6RPT-12 is now over central Kansas headed toward Kansas Ciy at about 175 MPH 
(about 280 KM/H).    Last night about 04:00 AM Monday , K6RPT stopped 
transmitting when it was just north of the Grand Canyon on the Utah-Arizona 
state line.   It came back to life this morning, just as it was crossing the 
Colorado/Kansas state line.

K6RPT-11 is lagging -12 by about 450 miles (about 700 KM), but has been 
transmitting continuously all night.  It  is currently over Durango in extreme 
south-west Colorado.

Take a look at the raised-relief 3D-like topo effect currrently on the 
UIview/Precision Mapping tracker for both balloons at

. <http://wa8lmf.net/LiveTrack>



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