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

Henner Zeller h.zeller at acm.org
Sun Jan 17 19:39:27 UTC 2016


Watching http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ from home ...

On 17 January 2016 at 11:35, Alex Merlin Glowaski
<alex.glowaski at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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