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

Alex Merlin Glowaski alex.glowaski at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 19:35:05 UTC 2016


WOOOOOOOOOO
On Jan 17, 2016 10:39 AM, "Michael Toren" <mct at toren.net> wrote:

> 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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