[aprssig] M0XER-4 balloon approaching Greenland?

Gerhard.F5VAG f5vag.eu at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 08:24:24 EDT 2014


It seems the balloon sends telemetry in parallel on 70cm and on the
regional APRS frequencies.


I don't know any further details.

Concerning the mails in the Spam folder: This happens frequently if the
mails were sent from Yahoo and AOL accounts.

73 de Gerhard, F5VAG

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>

>  Gerhard,
>   I do look at aprs.fi, but do not know enough to fully understand the
> packets.  However, I did wonder why a DL7 would be able to report it and
> see no stations on Greenland, so I should have questioned that position
> right off.   I do see that the DL7 packet has the WIDE2-1 path, where the
> others have none.
> Do you understand how Leo's balloon data gets to both the SpaceNear system
> and the APRS-IS?  This is very confusing.
>    Looking at Leo Bodnar, M0XER's website, there is no information on
> those last two payloads (-3 & -4).
> The earlier balloon payloads are all so amall that they could only have
> the 440 50 baud tracker for the spacenear system and the spacenear map
> shows no receivers in Canada.
>    However, for the valid packets earlier, I could see on aprs.fi
> that Heikki's software shows that APRS digis had received the packets. Can
> you explain how this works?
> It will be a few more days until we will know if either one is still
> floating.  I was watching the projected paths on the spacenear system jump
> all around northern Canada and the Greenland area.
> I watched  the two K6RPT trans-Atlantic balloons and captured the tracks
> and put together a presentation for my club.  The ham who took videos of
> the launch sent them to mee and I edited them for the clup.  I recall that
> a ham also added some invalid packets on one of those flights and did not
> respont to questions.  I'll add Leo's balloons to my presentation.
> I get none of my tapr aprs sig messages back, not even in my spam folder.
> .  I sent that last one (and this) to both you and the sig.  You are the
> second person who said my messages apear in their spam folder.   Very
> strange.  Perhaps I need to look at my account in the TAPR system.
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
>   *From:* Gerhard.F5VAG <f5vag.eu at gmail.com>
> *To:* Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:30 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] M0XER-4 balloon approaching Greenland!
> Looking at the raw packets I'm led to believe someone played with
> M0XER-4's beacons.
> http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=M0XER-4
> 73 de Gerhard, F5VAG
> P.S.: Your messages arrive very often in the Spam folder of my Gmail
> account.
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:04 AM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> http://spacenear.us/tracker/
> Via DL7AD
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
> I don't seem to be passing through the TAPR Reflector.
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