Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team (BIRST)

Update 7/18/18 2000.  Rev B posted for EOSS-276 Lite, updated AE0SS-13 timeslotting to :10 and :40

Updated 7/17/18 1800.  Rev A posted to payload plans, correcting frequencies and weights.  Up

Predictions are live at www.eoss.org/predict

One 3000g balloon  or possibly 2 1500g carrying payloads from Ball Aerospace's BIRST internship program

Flight Coordinator: 
KE7KCK
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Launch Site: 
Flights: 

EOSS-275 Heavy

This will be a single 3000g balloon for the BIRST Program

Balloon Type: 
3000g Kaymont
Parachute: 
10 Ft. Spherachute with Fast Release
Beacons: 
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
144.905 MHzKE0BMV-11APRS/DF/Cutter
145.535 MHzKC0D-1APRS/DF/ReleaseUnder qual
144.34KC0D-14APRS/DF/ Digi

EOSS-275 Lite

This will be the flight of one 1500g balloon

Balloon Type: 
1500g Kaymont
Parachute: 
10 Ft. Spherachute with Fast Release
Beacons: 
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
144.905 MHzKE0BMV-11APRS/DF/Cutter
145.535 MHzKC0D-1APRS/DF/Digi
144.34 MHzKC0D-14APRS/DF/ Digi

EOSS-276 Lite

This will be a flight of a 1500g exempt balloon

Balloon Type: 
1500g Kaymont
Parachute: 
10 Ft. Rocketman
Beacons: 
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
145.710KC0D-15APRS/DF/Wireless Release
144.34AE0SS-13APRS/DF/Digi
Grid: 
Punkin Center X=30, Y=10 Test N39.000 W 104.000 Ans: X=14.0, Y=20.2
FrequencyList: 


EOSS Preflight Net @ 8 PM MDT preceding night:
        • 449.225 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 141.3 Hz Tone )  RMHAM Repeater  
        • 146.940 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL Repeater if the RMHAM machine is down
        • 146.640 MHz (-600 KHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) DRL Repeater will serve as a backup to the backup repeater 

Track & Recovery Operations:
        Repeaters:
        • 449.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL repeater (For northern launch sites).
        • 448.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) PPFMA repeater (may be required if we are flying out of Deer Trail).

        Simplex Frequencies:
        • 446.100 MHz Balloon #1 Field Simplex 
        • 446.150 MHz Balloon #2 Field Simplex
        • 446.275 MHz Car to Car drive out Simplex
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

Launch Site:
        • 446.050 MHz Simplex  
        (Note that some radios assume these are repeater frequencies and attempt to put a 5 MHz offset in the transmit frequency automatically)

2M Direction Finding Frequencies (all trackers should have these programmed in case they are needed):
        • 144.340
        • 144.360
        • 144.905
        • 145.535
        • 145.645
        • 145.710
        • 145.765

TR Breakfast: 
Denny's in Limon. 6:00am, leave at 7:00am
Tactical Calls: 
TacticalCall SignNameNotes
AlphaW9CN, KB0YRZ, N0JPSMike, Chris, JohnTracking Coordinator, Alpha Team
BravoK0LOBJimTrackers
CharlieKC0RPS, N0NFWJim, GeorgeTrackers
DeltaK0SCC, KE0BMUStephen, WhitneyLaunch, Tracker
EchoKE7KCKTomFlight Coordinator, Tracker
FoxtrotKE0ORB, N0LPJohn, NickTracker, Needs Driver
GolfN6BA, NB4VJeff, Braedon (Bellamy)Tracker, SDR Experiments
HotelKE0NDWAnup plus teamTracker, C-Base Students
IndiaKD0SEM, KE0CQQDave, RyanBalloon Meister,Tracker
Juliet
XrayWA0GEHMartyTracker Support from a hill
ZuluKC0DMarkTracker Support from Homes