iHAB-1 Launch Announcement iHAB (Iowa High Altitude Balloon) Project will launch its FIRST High Altitude/Near Space balloon on Saturday August 28th from the Indian Hills Community College North Campus (Ottumwa Regional Airport). We are meeting at 9AM to begin preflight operations. Everyone is welcome to attend this inaugural launch of the iHAB Project. iHAB-1 will be airborne for approximately 3 hours and can be tracked LIVE : http://www.w0otm.com/iHAB or via the cellular tracker : http://www.instamapper.com/ext?key=13662000794391923371 http://mobile.instamapper.com/ext?key=13662000794391923371 (mobile version) You can also tune to 14.066.7 Mhz and listen for the CW QRP Beacon. I will be updating via twitter with throughout the flight. http://www.twitter.com/W0OTM Please send all reports to email@example.com iHAB-1 Saturday - August 28th 1500Z - 10AM CDT Ottumwa Industrial Airport - [OTM] IHCC North Campus - Aviation Building Propulsion: 600g He Payload: Cellular based GPS Tracking Boostmobile- Motorola i290 APRS - W0OTM-4 144.39Mhz OpenTracker+ Alinco DJ-S11 - 350mw QRP Beacon 14.066.7 Mhz (some shifting may occur) Homebrew ~1W PicoKeyer + Canon PowerShot A470 Shots every 10sec - 8GB SDCARD ****** NOTE: ALL UPDATES WILL BE MADE VIA THE iHAB WEBSITE & TWITTER, WATCH FOR DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS DO TO WEATHER OR MECHANICAL FAILURES. If you have any questions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-777-7046.