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MTRAS Near Space Amateur Radio Balloon Info April 23, 2016

posted Mar 10, 2016, 7:49 AM by Stones River   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 8:18 PM ]

MTRAS Near Space Amateur Radio Balloon Info

Launch Saturday April 23rd. 2016 (if fly-able weather)
setup and registration at 8AM
Planned balloon release and start of mobile Foxhunt 9AM

APRS on 144.390MHz
Foxhunt Beacon Primary 146.565 MHz CW on FM
Foxhunt Beacon Secondary 433.97388 MHz beacon

Launch Location Planned:
Oak avenue Church of Christ across from Dickson county High School.
115 Oak Avenue 
Dickson,TN 37055

Primary Repeater and Talk-In
White Bluff 147.375 PL 114.8
After launch, if flight moves out of range move to MTEARS

There will be a Foxhunt contest to find payload in the least mileage without using any APRS with 2 categories.  1st individual fox-hunters, 2nd group foxhunting.   No fee to enter but must be at the start.  Married couples in the same vehicle will get to choose to be in either group.... So Bring the XYL.   Winners by least mileage in each category will win a gift card.  If 2 fox-hunters in a category are less then 1.5 miles difference first to find wins.