[aprssig] K6RPT-12 Balloon Track

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 3 19:51:15 EST 2012

Actually...  Comparing the December plot (Novia Scotia to Azores) and the track this one could be taking (Newfoundland to Spain) the distance is about the same, so...  About 12-1/2 hours of silence looks about right.  Last year's Balloon left the east coast doing well over 200 (225) and this one is currently slower (195-200) so...who knows. 

--- On Mon, 12/3/12, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:
The balloon has only a 400 mile radio range from its 100 k ft altitude, so there'll be hours of silence before Europe starts hearing it.  Depending on winds, it could be 12-13 hours of killer silence.  Last December's balloon had 12h 36min between the last packet heard by Nova Scotia and the first by the Avores.  However, no Azores this time; too far north.

73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

--- On Mon, 12/3/12, Ed Johnston wrote:

At that altitude they should be picked up in UK if they are on freq.

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