EOSS-227 reached an altitude of 65,435ft and was recovered north of Torrington, Wyoming, between highway 159 and the Nebraska border at N 42° 13.614”, W 104° 08.662”. EOSS would like to thank the WY Air National Guard for the use of Camp Guernsey facilities, and the amateur radio operators in Southeast Wyoming for their support, in particular WA7SNU for the use of the Wheatland repeater.
Here is the link to the mileage form. https://goo.gl/forms/WeHu7OOwFdFP1xE43
EOSS-227 was the launch of a 2000g balloon on an exempt flight, launched from Camp Guernsey, WY. It was a practice flight for the solar eclipse flight next year supporting Colorado Space Grant Consortium. The total solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017.
Launch Time will be 10:45 am, rather than the usual crack of dawn launch.
Our launch site for this will be inside the north training area of Camp Guernsey. We have obtained special permission to operate there, but please remember that this is a Wyoming National Guard training facility (i.e. military installation). As a military installation there are additional rules, vehicles may be subject to search and inspection. Please treat any military personnel you may encounter with respect, we want to make a good impression on our hosts.
Since this is a restricted area, access should be coordinated through the EOSS Flight Coordinator. (Contact info below)
Camp Guernsey has allowed us to camp at the launch site. Most of us will be in tents, but RV's are allowed. No open or charcoal fires, but camp stoves up off the ground are permissible. Any generators or fuel needs to have containment (steel or plastic tray underneath to catch spillage and fluids). We will have Porta-Potties on site but no water, so you will need to bring your own. Trash will need to contained within your vehicle since we have no provision at this time. Please, no pets and any smokers dispose of the butts in your vehicle. Camp Guernsey personnel will be inspecting the site before we leave. Please stick to the road once you are on Camp Guernsey property. We have been cleared only for the use of the Connex Village and a couple of specific sites. Other sites have the potential to be environmentally or culturally (archeological) sensitive.
Flight predictions can be found here: http://ruc.noaa.gov/sdb/predict_0.htm
KB0TVJ has some consolidated links with weather information here: http://wxqa.com/eoss227.html
Any questions should be directed to flight coordinator, KE7KCK: lawndragon (at) gmail.com
Preflight Net: Saturday Night, 8:00 p.m. on 146.88 MHz (NoPL) repeater initially and the EOSS Repeater: 449.275 MHz (PL 141.3) We will test both repeaters during the net.
EOSS temporary repeater: 449.275, - 5MHz offset, 141.3 Tone
Alternative, Wheatland Repeater: 146.88 MHz (NoPL)
Tracking and Recovery Simplex: 446.100
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
HF - Possible ops: 7.235 LSB
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØL||Marty, John||Tracking Coordinator|
|Bravo||W9CN, KBØYRZ||Mike, Chris||Tracking, Alpha Backup|
|Delta||KØSCC, NØIX||Stephen, Doug||Launch Team, Trackers|
|Echo||KE7KCK||Tom||Flight Coordinator, Tracker|
|Golf||NØNDM, WØCBH||Larry, Benjie||Launch Team, Trackers|
|Hotel||KDØSEM||Dave||Launch Team, Tracker|