[aprssig] Round-the-world M0XER-4

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jul 31 15:20:45 EDT 2014

That is why I want so much to continue the 145.825 digipeater on as many
satellites as we can*.

But we can’t seem to inspire any of the other HUNDREDS of satellite
building groups to consider it.

I think there were over 100 cubesats launched last year.  None with 145.825

*(and convince the leave-it-on-24/7/365-not-moving user satellite stations
to stop beaconing unattended!)


*From:* aprsisce at yahoogroups.com
*Subject:* RE: [aprsisce] North America M0XER-4

Too bad we can't get the balloon to switch to the ISS frequency and use the
digi off of it when over the oceans and arctic!

-------- Original message --------
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:23 PM, 'Steve' wrote:

> Seems the balloon enjoyed itself so much it’s going round again.
> Congratulations are in order to Leo M0XER
> AFAIK this has never been done before.
> Be interesting to see if it makes it twice

We're a tough crowd to please...

First circumnavigation of the globe by an amateur radio carrying
balloon, and as it passes the milestone...

"So, can you get another lap out of it?"

What about poor old M0XER-3? It's still out there! Sure it got waylaid
in Nunavut for a while, and let M0XER-4 slip on by... It needs some
encouragement too!

[ see present track: http://aprs.fi/M0XER* (and click for 7 day tail)]

If the winds are playing nice, and the fates allow, it should be
coming into range fairly soon.

James, VE6SRV
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