Amateur Radio Balloons Over North East Texas
A Successful GPSL and ARHAB Flight!
ARBONET-9 Reached an altitude of 89,295 feet with 6 pounds of payload and a 1600 gr balloon. This is about 20Kft short of expectations, but still made for a great flight. The string was comprised of balloon, parachute, SPOT tracker payload, 10M intelligent beacon payload, APRS payload and camera platform. The payloads performed well, with two cameras capturing good video, the APRS working well through the flight and the 10M beacon performing flawlessly. The SPOT tracker also worked very well with the links below (alive for 30 days) showing both the APRS and SPOT tracks. The string came down on parachute and landed in a small grove of trees bisecting two very large fields!!! Uhhgg. We worked for around 4 hours to retrieve two payloads from the trees, but with the help of PENS member Jim, we were finally able to bring the payloads from the trees without hurting the trees other than a few lost leaves.
Full report of ARBONET-9 is here: CLICK HERE
SPOT TRACKING - CLICK HERE
APRS Tracking - CLICK HERE
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