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Monday
17:30:00 EDT
21:30:00 UTC

2017-07-17

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Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons
(OLHZN)

Record # 903


Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, NY, USA


42.9072, -77.2735

(N42° 54' 26", W77° 16' 25")

Grid: FN12IV

Map of Launch Site:
OLHZN-7

Latex, 1200g, Helium



KD2KPZ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.OverlookHorizon.com


Tory Carissimo, KD2KPZ
tory@overlookhorizon.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
1200 Using: Helium

Live broadcast on launch day via Facebook and YouTube
Full flight details and recovered data available at http://overlookhorizon.com/flight-7

Follow Overlook Horizon HABs:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


NearSat Recovered
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Tuesday
09:00:00 EDT
13:00:00 UTC

2017-07-18

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Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 883


Julian Science Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USE


39.64, -86.86

(N39° 38' 24", W86° 51' 36")

Grid: EM69NP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 99

Latex, 600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
600 Using: Hydrogen

Science Research Fellows program


NearSat Recovered
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Friday
10:00:00 EDT
14:00:00 UTC

2017-07-21

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Summit Bechtel Reserve Space Port
(K2BSA)

Record # 792


Summit Bechtel Reserve Spaceport


37.9158, -81.1237

(N37° 54' 57", W81° 7' 25")

Grid: EM97KV

Map of Launch Site:
SBR-5

Mylar, 10g, Helium



K2BSA-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://bsajamboree.org


Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT
kcscouter@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
10 Using: Helium

This is a floater attempting to circumnavigate the Earth.
In conjunction with the 2017 National BSA Jamboree at the
Summit Bechtel Reserve, Scout reservation in West Virginia.
Launch will be done by Bill Brown (WB8ELK), Keith Kaiser (WA0TJT) and other members of the K2BSA Radio Scouting team.
Watch for updates here on how to follow this flight using DL-fldigi on its trip around the world.

The Skytracker weighs just 12 grams (less than half an ounce). It is totally solar-powered and uses special lightweight flexible solar cells. It transmits the GPS position, altitude, solar panel voltage and temperature every 2 minutes on a ham radio frequency that many amateur radio operators listen to across the World. When a ground station receives the transmission, their software automatically sends the report to an online map (aprs.fi and tracker.habhub.org). The callsign for one balloon is K2BSA-11 and the other one is K2BSA-12. The balloon is a 36-inch silver Mylar foil party balloon that costs around $3.00 and we are using helium for the lifting gas. The balloon is only filled about one-thirds full to allow the balloon to float without bursting once it achieves an altitude of around 28,000 feet. Once it achieves that altitude, it will float along at that altitude for days and weeks and can possibly fly across the Altantic Ocean and even around the World. The frequencies that it uses are the national APRS tracking frequency of 144.390 MHz FM and transmits every two minutes followed 10 seconds later with a repeat transmission on 144.340 MHz FM. It will transmit as long as it is daylight. - Bill WB8ELK


NearSat Recovered
No Post Flight APRS Data Available


Tuesday
00:00:00 EDT
04:00:00 UTC

2017-07-25

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Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 884


Julian Science Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USE


39.64, -86.86

(N39° 38' 24", W86° 51' 36")

Grid: EM69NP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 100

Latex, 600g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
600 Using: Hydrogen

Science Research Fellows program.


Tuesday
09:00:00 EDT
13:00:00 UTC

2017-07-25

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()

Record # 905


SBR


37.9169, -81.147

(N37° 55' 1", W81° 8' 49")

Grid: EM97KW

Map of Launch Site:
CASIS

Latex, 1000g, Helium



KK6UUQ-2
APRS: 144.390Mhz








Space Available



Ted Tagami, KK6UUQ
ted@magnitude.io


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
1000 Using: Helium

Magnitude.io


Tuesday
10:15:00 EDT
14:15:00 UTC

2017-07-25

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Summit Bechtel Reserve Space Port
(K2BSA)

Record # 906


Summit Bechtel Reserve Spaceport


37.9158, -81.1237

(N37° 54' 57", W81° 7' 25")

Grid: EM97KV

Map of Launch Site:
SBR-6

Mylar, 12g, Helium



K2BSA-12
APRS: 144.340Mhz






http://bsajamboree.org


Keith Kaiser,
kcscouter@gmail.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
12 Using: Helium

The Skytracker weighs just 12 grams (less than half an ounce). It is totally solar-powered and uses special lightweight flexible solar cells. It transmits the GPS position, altitude, solar panel voltage and temperature every 2 minutes on a ham radio frequency that many amateur radio operators listen to across the World. When a ground station receives the transmission, their software automatically sends the report to an online map (aprs.fi


Saturday
09:00:00 MST
16:00:00 UTC

2017-07-29

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Arizona Near Space Research
(ANSR)

Record # 901


TBD


34.6164, -112.451

(N34° 36' 59", W112° 27' 4")

Grid: DM34SO

Map of Launch Site:
ERAU-29

Latex, 2000g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


N7ERU-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.ansr.org, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ballooning/


Bill McLean, K7WWM
bmclean@netzero.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
2000 Using: Hydrogen

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Project HiBall is pleased to announce the flight of ERAU-29. This high altitude balloon flight will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. MST (1600 UTC). The launch site is currently TBD but will be chosen to provide a flyover of the student ground station at the ERAU campus. The lift vehicle will be a 2000 gram weather balloon, filled with hydrogen. The expected burst altitude will about 90,000 feet. The flight is anticipated to last about 2 hours from launch to touchdown. The balloon will carry student-built BalloonSat payloads destined to fly during the Solar Eclipse of August 2017. This will be a test flight to exercise the automatic tracking system and determine practical range distance for the improved video, still camera and tracking payloads APRS Beacons will accompany the flight transmitting position information as follows: N7ERU-11 on 144.340 MHz, 0,30 sec Mic-E format APRS N7ERU-12 on 144.340 MHz, 10,40 sec, Mic-E format APRS KA7NSR-7 on 445.925 MHz,


Saturday
10:30:00 EDT
14:30:00 UTC

2017-07-29

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()

Record # 904


Hobby Lobby in Carrollton


33.5562, -85.0752

(N33° 33' 22", W85° 4' 31")

Grid: EM73LN

Map of Launch Site:
BTS-1Z

Latex, 800g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


N4BWR-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz









Blake Raab, N4BWR
blake@n4bwr.com


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
800 Using: Hydrogen

Simplex repeater on 146.550


Monday
09:00:00 EDT
13:00:00 UTC

2017-07-31

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Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 885


Julian Science Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USE


39.64, -86.86

(N39° 38' 24", W86° 51' 36")

Grid: EM69NP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 101

Latex, 1000g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
1000 Using: Hydrogen

Final summer flight Science Research Fellows program 2017


Saturday
07:45:00


2017-08-05

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Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 886


Space Jam 11, Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul, IL, USA


40.2934, -88.148

(N40° 17' 36", W88° 8' 53")

Grid: EN50WH

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 102

Latex, 1500g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


WB9SA-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz

Also flying 900 MHz communications




http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
1500 Using: Hydrogen

Boy Scouts of America flight: Cross-Band Repeater: The transmit frequency (talking into repeater) will be 144.34 MHz. The receive frequency (hearing from the repeater) will be 446.025 MHz. DF beacon at 443 MHz


Monday
10:45:00 MDT
16:45:00 UTC

2017-08-21

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Arizona Near Space Research
(ANSR)

Record # 902


Glendo State Park, WY


42.4691, -104.967

(N42° 28' 9", W104° 58' 1")

Grid: DN72ML

Map of Launch Site:
ANSR-109, 110

Latex, 3000g, Helium



KA7NSR-6
APRS: 144.390Mhz
-7

-8

-9





http://www.ansr.org, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ballooning/


Bill McLean, K7WWM
bmclean@netzero.net


Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
3000 Using: Helium

ANSR is proud to announce our support of NASA's Eclipse Ballooning project. We will be 1 of 52 different teams launching balloons across the nation and providing live video to NASA during the Eclipse.


Saturday
12:15:00 EDT
16:15:00 UTC

2017-09-09

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Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (DePauw University)
(BASE)

Record # 887


Putnam County Regional Airport, Greencastle, IN, USA


39.635, -86.816

(N39° 38' 6", W86° 48' 58")

Grid: EM69OP

Map of Launch Site:
BASE 103

Latex, 1200g, Hydrogen

ARH2AB


W9YJ-11
APRS: 144.390Mhz






http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/physics-astronomy/department-research/base/


Howard Brooks, KC9QBN
hlbrooks@depauw.edu


Twitter/Facebook:
#BASE_DePauw

Tracking Options:
Google Maps APRS (aprs.fi)

HABHUB
1200 Using: Hydrogen

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