MIAMI RADIO AMATEURS WILL BE LAUNCHING FOUR HIGH ALTITUDE BALLONS. SHOULD CIRCUMNAVIGATE PLANET.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K4LCD, Sep 13, 2019.

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  1. K4LCD

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  2. N6KZB

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    Every balloon launch, someone has an issue about aircraft collisions.

    You should just copy the text and post it as soon as you open the topic, that way you get it over with.
     
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  3. K0UO

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    Apparently these are not really high altitude balloons it's a different scenario than most balloon launches I've been around where they go up to 60 to 100,000 ft in a very short amount of time. This has been pointed out by others also. The group posted that it would be in the thirty thousand foot range which is where all the commercial Aviation Airline transport exist.
    When the next passenger jet you're on section one of those things in it won't be such a joke then.
    I saw a skydiver get struck by a balloon and it darn near killed him about 10 years ago,
    I don't have any problems with balloon launches as long as everyone knows where they're at, That's why the ADS-B program has been launched for all control airspace, to help avoid collisions worldwide
     
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  4. K0UO

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    Flying below 60,000 feet at night these special visibility requirements from the FAA apply, along with all the other nations that they're flying over.

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    To get approved five mile visibility even using modern LED it would definitely suck their payload battery down.
    Flying above 60000 feet you don't have to worry about that kind of stuff
     
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  5. W7UUU

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    In the vein of a previous post just up the page:

    "Every balloon launch, someone has an issue about aircraft collisions and points out Federal FAA Law which forbids doing such things and it just gets ignored.

    Such folks should just copy the text saying "We duly ignore FAA regulations so please don't remind us" and post it as soon as they open the topic, that way they get it over with"

    ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. K4LCD

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    All this discussion about ADS-B program and other ATC matters is OFF TOPIC, COMPLETELY FOREIGN TO AMATEUR RADIO and FUTILE. It belongs at another forum, ie. https://discussions.flightaware.com/c/flightaware/ads-b-flight-tracking.
    The purpose of the Miami Florida Florida Hams is described at our website at: https://sites.google.com/view/miamihab/home and I quote from it (in case you have not read it:
    Miami florida Radio Amateurs promoting their hobby and our children's education in Science, Technology, Engineering & math (STEM). That is what this project is all about and nothing else!
    With regards to all 73
    Juan /K4LCD
     
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  7. K4LCD

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    To my colleagues Radio Amateurs:
    You can use our MIAMI HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON CIRCUMNAVIGATING PROJECT (MIAMI HAB) to promote our hobby and our children's education in Science, Technology, Engineering & math (STEM) by simply showing the youth in your family, your school or your community organization how to follow the preparation of each of our Balloon launches, the launches, if they are successful or not and track each voyage and its telemetry information.
    Simply show them how to use these links with their browsers at their iPhones, Cell Phones, Laptops or computers using Apple or Windows.
    To access the uTrak Telemetry Dashboard: https://utlm.loetlabor-jena.de/index.php?flight=0x13
    To access HABHUB tracker: https://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=6&qm=1_day&f=DC2EH-14&q=!RS_*; (with this link you and them will be able to see all the balloon activity going on anywhere in the world.)
    Suggest to them that they share this information with their Science Teacher and friends; and, you can play an important role in explaining to them what is going on and the role that Radio Amateurs are playing in all this. You can join your children and grandchildren in the project.
    Finally, each of you the Licensed Radio Amateur, can undertake at your club or with other Ham friends a similar Balloon project.
    With regards 73,
    Juan /K4LCD
     
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  8. K4LCD

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    Please continue to visit MIAMI HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON CIRCUMNAVIGATING PROJECT (MIAMI HAB) website at: https://sites.google.com/view/miamihab/home for our frequent updates. Thank you.
    With regards 73,
    Juan /K4LCD
     
  9. KC2SIZ

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    No APRS?
     
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