[aprssig] [APRS] Re: Red Bull Stratos Balloon

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Oct 14 14:37:50 EDT 2012

>> Does Anyone know what the APRS tracking ID for the Red Bull Stratos Balloon

> Track STRTOS and STRTOS-11

I was surprised that no one else was inputting objects, so I fired up
my old 486 laptop which has not been used in years and initially
enetered the STRTOS object.  Then killed it to change to STRTOS-11
which would be more recognizable as a balloon.

Then made some bad entries with the PC clock being off, then had the
time zone off.  Then accidentallly entered two posits with a capital Z
instead of "z" and APRS.FI ignored those.  Finally got it all OK.

Entered another object JUMPD using the HUMAN symbol when he jumped and
gave it a CSE of 180 and 729 MPH.  But when he got to the ground, I
changed the velocity of both to 0 so they would stay put on the map..

Remember, APRS was made to track ANYTHING and distribute that info to
everyone. Does not need GPS.   It just takes someone to enter the


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