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

Michael Toren mct at toren.net
Sun Jan 17 18:29:09 UTC 2016


A spacex guy here was listening from a scanner, directly from mission control on 368.300. My HT can't receive on that band Next time :-) someone theorized it might be from Vandenberg, the 30th Space Wing simulcasting. 

~mobilemct

On January 17, 2016 9:58:56 AM PST, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:
>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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