[aprssig] Fwd: [OZAPRS] PICO balloon flight Melbourne - Sydney with APRS payload

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Mar 17 17:20:52 EDT 2014

Forwarded from the ozaprs sig.

The flight was a success.

Ray vk2tv

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[OZAPRS] PICO balloon flight Melbourne - Sydney with APRS payload
Date: 	Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:23:11 +1100
From: 	Andy Nguyen <an at comms.net.au>
Reply-To: 	Australian APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
To: 	Australian APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>

Hi all,

Another PICO balloon flight is on its way to Sydney from Melbourne

Predicted path is Melbourne - Sydney - NZ
Currently over Beechworth at 7000m, doing 125km/h.

Payload is an ultra-light APRS beacon transmitting 10mW on 145.175Mhz.

Callsign is VK3YT-11

APRS tracking at

Tracking with prediction at

See http://picospace.net for details.

Expected to reach Sydney tonight, then it will be out to sea.
If the balloon survives tomorrow it might be within range of New Zealand 
APRS stations around 12:00 UTC 17/3

TX frequency will switch to NZ APRS frequency 144.575Mhz once 160.0 
longitude is crossed.


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