EOSS-280 Metro State Intro to Space

Note: Currently the predictions are extremely variable. A decision has been made to identify Deer Trail as the likely launch site. As the lauch gets closer, the predictions should settle down and a definitive decision will be made.

One non-exempt Heavy balloon carrying all Intro to Space payloads, if the skys are clear. If clouds exceed 5/10ths the day of the launch, two exempt Lite balloons will be launched, each carrying one of the Intro to Space classes. If cloudy, the balloons will be:

 

Flight Coordinator: 
KCØRPS
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 (All day)
Alt Launch Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Launch Site: 
Flights: 

EOSS-280 Heavy

3000g balloon with Intro to Space payloads (both classes)

Balloon Type: 
Totex 3000g Latex
Parachute: 
12 foot Rocketman
Beacons: 
Beacons
FrequencyCallsignTypeNotes
144.905 MHzKCØD-1Remote Release/DFSecondary Beacon
144.340 MHzAEØSS-12 LiteAPRS/Digi EOSSPrimary Beacon
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 

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)

Track & Recovery Operations:
        Repeaters:
        • 449.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 103.5 Hz Tone) RMRL repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Windsor).
        • 448.450 MHz (-5 MHz Offset, 100.0 Hz Tone) PPFMA repeater (Assuming we are flying out of Deer Trail).

        Simplex Frequencies:
        • 446.100 MHz Balloon #1 Field Simplex 
        • 446.150 MHz Balloon #2 Field Simplex
        • 446.200 MHz Balloon #3 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)

        Legacy 2M Simplex Frequency (not generally used due to desense/interference issues with the 2M APRS packets)
        • 146.550 MHz Simplex

2M Direction Finding Frequencies:

  • 144.340
  • 144.360
  • 144.905
  • 145.045
  • 145.535
  • 145.645
  • 145.710
  • 145.765

 

Tactical Calls: 
TacticalCall SignNameNotes
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