Three balloons were successfully launched and retrived, with a little rain and some muddy roads and fields.
Mileage link for EOSS members.
3-balloons on Saturday, launching at 0800, 0820, and 0840. Payloads need to be at the launch site at 0700 for check-in and mass verification. Deer Trail is the designated launch site. Payload Plans updated to Rev D. Here is the 24-hour prediction file for TrackPoint.
Below is the 24-hour prediction. This is the one! Print this and your payload plan out to have a program of what is to happen. Dress warm! It will be 33F with an 24% chance of rain. Drive carefully and watch for muddy roads.
The 1-day prediction is the most accurate estimate of the balloon flight path. Copy this and the payload plan for your balloon to have up-to-date information available. The QR codes on the payload plan will allow you to track your balloon on your smart phone or tablet.
The predictions are located at this link and are updated daily, around noon. Download the zip file for 4-22-2017. The files with the "dtrco" suffix are for Deer Trail.
Deer Trail Launch Site Location:
if the cloud cover is less than 5/10ths, then we will fly two balloons, one heavy and one lite. They will look as follows:
EOSS-247 Heavy (payload plan)
EOSS-248 Lite - for clear skys (payload plan)
|147.420 MHz||KØSCC-11||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||KCØD-12||APRS (Timeslotted on :00 & :30)||Primary Beacon|
|145.750 MHz||KCØD-14||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-13 Lite||APRS (Timeslotted at :10 & :40)||Primary Beacon|
|144.950 MHz||KEØBMV-11||APRS/DF/Cutter||Secondary Beacon|
|144.340 MHz||AEØSS-12 Lite||APRS/Digi (Timeslotted at :20 & :50)||Primary Beacon (Alias: EOSS)|
|145.570 MHz||KCØD-11||APRS||Requalification Flight|
Launch Site Simplex: 446.050 MHz
|Tactical||Call Sign||Name||Notes||TrackPoint 1.42 Xmit Time Slots|
|Alpha||WAØGEH, KCØD||Marty, Mark||EOSS #247, Tracker Coordination||4 minutes @ 12 seconds|
|Bravo||KBØYRZ, KEØKPS||Chris, Jen, Jeff||EOSS #247, 249, Trackers||4 minutes @ 17 seconds|
|Charlie||KCØRPS, WØNFW||Jim, George||EOSS #248, Rover||4 minutes @ 22 seconds|
|Delta||KØSCC||Stephen||EOSS #248, 249||4 minutes @ 27 seconds|
|Echo||KE7KCK||Tom||EOSS #248, 249||4 minutes @ 32 seconds|
|Tango||KCØL||John||Data and Predictions from Texas|
|Foxtrot||NØNDM||Larry||EOSS #249||4 minutes @ 37 seconds|