[Noisebridge-discuss] Impulse trip down to Vandenberg to see the latest SpaceX launch tomorrow (Sunday)?

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 17:58:56 UTC 2016


I'll be on 146.580
On Jan 17, 2016 6:32 AM, "Michael Toren" <mct at toren.net> wrote:

> Latest update from the launch-alert mailing list:
>
>     > This morning's planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg
>     > AFB appears to be on schedule. Liftoff is planned for 10:42:18 a.m.
>     > PST, the start of a 30-second launch window.
>     >
>     > If you will be using optical assistance (binoculars, telescope, etc.)
>     > to view the launch, try following the first stage after stage 1/2
>     > separation.  You may be able to follow the stage part or much of its
>     > way down to its attempted landing on a barge in the ocean.
>
> ~mct
>
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:50:32PM -0800, Michael Toren wrote:
> > , from 2003.  Brian runs the "launch
> > alert" list (http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/launch-alert),
> where
> > you can learn about upcoming Vandenberg activity.  (Very good list,
> highly
> > recommended!)  Getting ready for another launch last year, I pinged Brian
> > asking if there was any way to tune into the countdown.  He replied:
> >
> >    > Providing Vandenberg launch status info over ham radio is something
> >    > that is not actively encouraged. As a matter of fact, one ham radio
> >    > repeater in Santa Barbara prohibited this activity.
> >    >
> >    > Why can't you use an I-phone and listen to the launch over the
> >    > Internet from NASA TV, Spaceflightnow.com, or the United Launch
> >    > Alliance web site?
> >
> > So, we'll see.  I really hope it works!  I don't have a clear memory of
> us
> > trying the repeaters last time, but I'm sure we must have.  We brought
> our
> > radios this trip, anyway, just in case. :-)
> >
> > ~mct
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