[aprssig] Both K6RPT Strato-Floater Balloons Have Now Made It Over The Rockies!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Dec 12 12:32:09 EST 2011

K6RPT-11 has now cleared the Front Range of the Rockies and is now on the high 
plains of Colorado south-west of Pueblo, CO.

K6RPT-12 is about to cross the Mississippi River between Quincy, Illinois and 
St Louis, Missouri.  K6RPT-12 has now made it across almost two-thirds of the US!

UIview/Precision Mapping 9 display at

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

On 12/12/2011 10:23 AM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> 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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