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The Great ARRL Balloon Race #QST


Dennis - WU6X
 

As publicized in ARRL, the Balloons were launched this morning from parts of Southern California, as well as an entry from Berkeley Ca. kk6uuq-8 is cruising along close to 27,000 ft near Sacramento. The other entries k7hak-11, km6bwb-9, kn6eqv-2, are gliding along from there Southern California locations. You can view their progress by entering aprs.fi in the google search and entering the balloons call sign.
How far will they go?
73's Mike kb6usj
PIO Calaveras Amateur Radio Society


Richard - AA6RS <rwsnyder11@...>
 

Is there a symbol key to the APRS.fi web page? What does the big blue eyeball in Loomis labeled w6ek mean?

Rich Aa6rs

 

Richard Snyder

m  510-918-3409

AA6RS@...

 

               "In small things considered is the world revealed"


On Jun 2, 2020, at 10:42, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:


As publicized in ARRL, the Balloons were launched this morning from parts of Southern California, as well as an entry from Berkeley Ca. kk6uuq-8 is cruising along close to 27,000 ft near Sacramento. The other entries k7hak-11, km6bwb-9, kn6eqv-2, are gliding along from there Southern California locations. You can view their progress by entering aprs.fi in the google search and entering the balloons call sign.
How far will they go?
73's Mike kb6usj
PIO Calaveras Amateur Radio Society


Gerry - WA6E
 

Try this:  http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=kk6uuq-8

Substitute the kk6uuq-8 call sign with the  other calls to see those balloons.

Gerry
WA6E

On 6/2/2020 3:53 PM, Richard - AA6RS wrote:
Is there a symbol key to the APRS.fi web page? What does the big blue eyeball in Loomis labeled w6ek mean?

Rich Aa6rs

 

Richard Snyder

m  510-918-3409

AA6RS@...

 

               "In small things considered is the world revealed"


On Jun 2, 2020, at 10:42, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:


As publicized in ARRL, the Balloons were launched this morning from parts of Southern California, as well as an entry from Berkeley Ca. kk6uuq-8 is cruising along close to 27,000 ft near Sacramento. The other entries k7hak-11, km6bwb-9, kn6eqv-2, are gliding along from there Southern California locations. You can view their progress by entering aprs.fi in the google search and entering the balloons call sign.
How far will they go?
73's Mike kb6usj
PIO Calaveras Amateur Radio Society


Dennis - WU6X
 

If you go to the APRS website you simply enter the call sign in the search box. 

Dennis, WU6X 

On Jun 2, 2020, at 4:45 PM, Gerry - WA6E <gjbrent@...> wrote:

 Try this:  http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=kk6uuq-8

Substitute the kk6uuq-8 call sign with the  other calls to see those balloons.

Gerry
WA6E

On 6/2/2020 3:53 PM, Richard - AA6RS wrote:
Is there a symbol key to the APRS.fi web page? What does the big blue eyeball in Loomis labeled w6ek mean?

Rich Aa6rs

 

Richard Snyder

m  510-918-3409

AA6RS@...

 

               "In small things considered is the world revealed"


On Jun 2, 2020, at 10:42, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:


As publicized in ARRL, the Balloons were launched this morning from parts of Southern California, as well as an entry from Berkeley Ca. kk6uuq-8 is cruising along close to 27,000 ft near Sacramento. The other entries k7hak-11, km6bwb-9, kn6eqv-2, are gliding along from there Southern California locations. You can view their progress by entering aprs.fi in the google search and entering the balloons call sign.
How far will they go?
73's Mike kb6usj
PIO Calaveras Amateur Radio Society


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Dennis - WU6X


Greg D
 

Hi Rich,

If you click on the Loomis object, you should find that it's a locator for our Hamfest, along with info on the event.  I put it there.  There's no "hamfest" icon, so using an "eyeball QSO" icon is as close as I could come.

Greg  KO6TH


Richard - AA6RS wrote:

Is there a symbol key to the APRS.fi web page? What does the big blue eyeball in Loomis labeled w6ek mean?

Rich Aa6rs

 

Richard Snyder

m  510-918-3409

AA6RS@...

 

               "In small things considered is the world revealed"


On Jun 2, 2020, at 10:42, Dennis - WU6X <wu6x@...> wrote:


As publicized in ARRL, the Balloons were launched this morning from parts of Southern California, as well as an entry from Berkeley Ca. kk6uuq-8 is cruising along close to 27,000 ft near Sacramento. The other entries k7hak-11, km6bwb-9, kn6eqv-2, are gliding along from there Southern California locations. You can view their progress by entering aprs.fi in the google search and entering the balloons call sign.
How far will they go?
73's Mike kb6usj
PIO Calaveras Amateur Radio Society


Gerry - WA6E
 

Last night SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.  According to the website we have consulted before, we should be able to see those satellites pass over tonight starting at about 9:38 pm.  Path is more-or-less from the west to the NE pretty high in the sky.  Because the satellites were just launched and are grouped together the pass will last for just a few minutes.  If you have seen previous passes, they have lasted for quite awhile as the satellites had spaced out.  So estimated start is 9:38pm and last 3 or 4 minutes.

The difference now is that, as best I can tell, all 60 satellites are grouped together - they haven't spread out yet.  So those reports of seeing them looking like a "string of pearls" may apply tonight.

The skies should be clear for good viewing.

Gerry
WA6E