[aprssig] Possible Medeira to Azores digi for K6RPT-11

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Tue Dec 13 17:46:17 EST 2011

Ok, now I know where Madeira is and just had an APRS QSO with CU2IE who 
has been gating K6RPT-11 in the Azores.  He is attempting to get a 
Digipeater set up in Madeira which he believes he can receive (if I 
understood the intent correctly).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  Transcript of my chat:

14:21:37  New Chat Between KJ4ERJ-AL and CU2IE on 2011-12-13
14:21:45> Congrats on the K6RPT-11 contact! (*2-14:21:45)
14:22:02> Does CU2ARA-1 normally run 144.390 or did you switch over for 
the+ (*2-14:22:02)
 > balloon coming? (*2-14:22:03)
14:22:58> And if you didn't know it was coming, K6RPT-11 was launched 
from+ (*2-14:22:58)
 > California Monday evening, crossed the United States on Tuesday+ 
 > and went off the east coast last night.  It's still floating above+ 
 > 100,000 feet and you just gated three packets via CU2ARA-1. (*2-14:22:59)
14:43:17> You are now copying the K6RPT-11 balloon directly via RF. 
14:43:39> Just over 400 miles to your WSW (*2-14:43:39)
17:30:44< Hello, i imput to internet a singal from balon in 144.390freq
17:32:25> Wonderful!  Thanks for the response! (*2-17:32:25)
17:33:01> Congratulations!  And thank your for the APRS support. 
17:33:03< for more informatio email m.carreiro at sapo.pt
17:33:23> I will do that, thanks. (*2-17:33:23)
17:40:23> E-mail sent.  Have a good night! (*2-17:40:23)
17:40:39> E-mail enviado. Tenha uma boa noite! (*2-17:40:39)
17:40:46< I sen a help to CT3 MADEIRA to make a DIGI and i think i go down
17:40:52< near CT3
17:43:07> That would be great! (*2-17:43:07)
17:43:23> The balloon is using WIDE2-1 as a path for the digipeater. 

On 12/13/2011 5:31 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> I don't know where Madeira is, but here's another screen shot of the 
> current trajectory.  The circle around the balloon is the 409 mile 
> radius RF footprint from 110,000 feet.  The stations shown are the 
> only recently active IGates in that area.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 12/13/2011 5:01 PM, Larry Cerney wrote:
>> Lynn,
>> Madeira is the next best hope of picking it up.  Any chance of our 
>> Portuguese HAM friends contacting someone there to pick up the 
>> tracking?  Know of any APRS'ers over there?
>> Larry -- the 'ani one

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