Thursday, 7 October 2010

High altitude balloon flight to carry 6 meter beacon

The launch of ARBONET-4 will take place on Saturday October 9th, 2010 from the Paris, Texas Hamfest.

The ARBONET-4 launch is planned for 9:00 AM from the parking area of the fairgrounds.

ARBONET-4, the fourth in the ARBONET series of High Altitude Balloon flights, will be a demonstration and training flight utilizing beacons on three different amateur bands: 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 centimeters.

The ARBONET-4 payloads are:
Voice Beacon: K5ARB – 435.025 MHz (FM)
CW Homing Beacon (5 WPM): K5ARB - 147.475 MHz
APRS: K5ARB-11 - 144.390 MHz
Hellschreiber / CW Beacon: W5BL - 50.500 MHz

Give a listen and see if you can hear the balloon!

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