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#1 RememberSchiff

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:49 PM

Amateur Radio Balloon K2BSA-11

 

http://www.arrl.org/...-scout-jamboree

 

02/23/2017

A high-altitude Amateur Radio balloon, K2BSA-11, will be launched from the 2017 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia. The balloon is expected to reach an altitude of 48,000 feet and will transmit on 144.390 MHz APRS. An onboard GPS/computer will shift APRS frequencies based on the balloon’s location around the globe.

 

Carrying out the July 20 launch from the Summit Bechtel Reserve will be Bill Brown WB8ELK; Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT, and other members of the K2BSA Radio Scouting team. They are hoping that the balloon will circumnavigate Earth.

 

http://www.k2bsa.net/

 

K2BSA Amateur Radio Operations Plan Version 5, February 2017 45pages

http://www.k2bsa.net...oree-Ops-V5.pdf


Edited by RememberSchiff, 23 February 2017 - 05:51 PM.

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#2 JosephMD

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:12 AM

Sounds like fun - I'm looking forward to helping with the K2BSA demonstration station!


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#3 fleur de lis

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

Apparently the activities will include dodging Neanderthal aliens.  Remember to use the buddy system.  Interesting jamboree tie in...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Scouts-v-Neanderthals-Fire-Thunder-ebook/dp/B018KIC0K6


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