Solar eclipse day busy for UK balloon launches.

The skies above the UK were busy on the morning of Friday 20th March with high altitude balloon launches around the country. Posts on the UKHAS message board showed how busy both the skies and the radio frequencies were.

Taken from http://ukhas.org.uk/news:balloon_launches

Eclipse Balloon Launches – 20/03/15

Details

  • There will be multiple balloon flights tomorrow morning from around the UK and beyond with cameras to downlink images of the solar eclipse. Due to the resolution of the cameras and the rotation of the payloads it may not be possible to view the eclipse itself however good chance of seeing the shadow.
  • Track the balloon flights : habhub
  • Discuss: #highaltitude on irc.freenode.net webchat
  • SSDV Images (Live)
  • APRS
    • GEMINI 1 (Callsign LZ2WIN-11 on 434.5 MHz)

BBC Stargazine Live

  • Launch Site: Leicester Racecourse
  • Launch time: 0800
  • Pi #1 (camera with solar film):
    • MARVIN: 434.300MHz, RTTY, 910Hz shift, USB, 300 baud 8 N 2 (SSDV + Telemetry)
    • ZAPHOD: 434.350MHz, LoRa, Implicit mode, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, Error coding 4:5, SF6
  • Pi #2 (bare camera):
    • KRYTEN: 434.400MHz, RTTY, 910Hz shift, USB, 300 baud 8 N 2 (SSDV + Telemetry)
    • RIMMER: 434.450MHz, LoRa, Implicit mode, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, Error coding 4:5, SF6
  • Backup
    • BUZZ 434.315MHz 425Hz, 50 baud, 7 N 2 (Telemetry)

fsphil

  • Launch Site: Cookstown, NI
  • Launch time: 0700
  • Callsign: EAGLE 434.250 MHz RTTY 300 baud 8N2 – (SSDV + Telemetry)

Southampton University Space Flight

Prediction

  • Launch Site: Pepperbox hill, Salisbury
  • Launch time: 0700
  • MAJORA: – 434.211MHz, 600bd RTTY, 600Hz Shift, 8n2 – (SSDV + Telemetry)
  • OLAF – 434.149MHz, 300bd RTTY, 880Hz Shift, 8n2 – (SSDV + Telemetry)

University of Birmingham

  • Payload of undergraduate student experiments including a high quality stills camera.
  • Launch Site: Selly Park, Birmingham
  • Launch time: 0900
  • GEMINI 1 – Callsign LZ2WIN-11 on 434.5 MHz, APRS AX.25 packets containing GPS information

Poland

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