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ARBONET-9
Fast Facts


Rev
1.0


Updates:


High Altitude Balloon Launch by:

ARBONET, W5BL and K5NOT at GPSL

Scheduled Launch Date: Saturday June 15, 2013

Scheduled Launch Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM CDT

Launch Site: Pella, IA

Flight Duration: Approximately 2.5 Hours

Alternate Launch Date: June 16, 2013

Website: www.arbonet.net

Tracking on:  www.arbonet.net

Follow us on Twitter: @ARBONET


ARBONET Balloon Payloads:

 ARBONET APRS Tracking Payload:

Byonics MicroTrak-300 APRS Transmitter

Payload Downlink Frequency: 144.390 MHz, Call Sign: K5ARB-10

ARBONET SPOT Tracking Payload:


Components: SPOT Messenger with gimbaled mount


RDF Beacon

Microfox Beacon on 146.560MHz will tone “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” followed by solid tone for approximately 10 seconds then followed by Morse ID code. Cycle repeats at 1 minute intervals.


Propagation Beacon:

10 M CW Beacon:  28.21679 MHz

Operational Frequencies:

Coordination Frequency:  TBD - Default 146.540


APRS Equipped Chase Vehicles: 

K5NOT-3 Michael Willett Driver with Doug Loughmiller W5BL Navigator



At A Glance:

□     Payload APRS: K5ARB-10
    
Payload Beacon: 144.560 FM tone / CW on one minute intervals

    
Tactical Frequencies for all phases of prep through recovery: 144.540


    
SPOT Tracking page for copy and paste: 

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0vslsZcxCc35Zf7RbZyF4Muy5yztqBdaL

     
APRS Tracking page for cut and paste:

http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FK5ARB-10&timerange=604800&tail=604800


     
ARBONET TWITTER page for cut and paste:

https://twitter.com/ARBONET