The NS3 group of Cornell University engineering graduate students will launch PBH-9 (Project Blue
Horizon) from Lockheed Martin in Owego NY on Sunday evening, 19Apr09, at approximately 21:00 EDT (Monday, 20 Apr 09, 01:00UT) This ARHAB flight (Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning) will ascend and then float for up to 50-hours while drifting to the east.
The payload will include a KC2TUA-8 144.390 MHz APRS beacon (track via http://findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=KC2TUA-8) and HF CW position report and telemetry downlinks on 7.104MHz and 10.148MHz. The NS3 PBH-9 team requests distant ground stations receive and report HF telemetry via N2XE@arrl.net including reception UT date and time.
Distant receiving stations are welcome to also submit HF reception reports to W0RPK@amsat.org for the ARHAB <50MHz telemetry reception record, see http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/ARHABrecords.htm.
Additional PBH-9 information including HF telemetry transmit schedule and format is available via http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/ARHABlaunchannouncements.htm. Flight updates are available from the NS3 PBH-9 team via http://twitter.com/pbh3.
TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, WØRPK