[aprssig] Fwd: [aprsisce] Re: Eclipse Umbra Path (148 Balloons!)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Aug 24 23:25:10 EDT 2017

My HT on a rubber duck just north of Georgia picked up 12 APRS balloons
during the eclipse, all under 200 miles away.  Closest one only 4 miles
away, but wife would not let me chase it.  Had a 14  hour drive to get back
before classes the next morning.  (Got 3 hours sleep.)

When I got home, I counted 244 APRS Balloons on Eclipse day on FINDU.COM.
Subtracting out the 96 from other parts of the world that day left 148 over
the USA.  But looking at the map, I only could find about 46 along the
track?  Where were the others?

I cant get a plot of all the USA ones since the filters on APRSFI wont work
that big.

Looking for someone who can plot all the APRS balloons that day on one map?

Mark, KE6BB posted a plot of all the "Flight" symbols during the eclipse.
Most are balloons, but a few aircraft mixed in as well.  But Ill have to
post it on a web page to share it with the group.

Came back to unrelated total WEB and phone blackout till now (Thurs nite).


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