[Space] launch plan for Sunday!

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Feb 7 11:03:43 PST 2010


Actually, I'm delighted you brought this up, because it gave me an
opportunity to learn how to read METARs from Ozzy :)

The short story is that there is nowhere in the Central Valley from
Stockton to Merced that we can launch right now. Stockton is
forecasting only scattered cloud at 2200 GMT (4pm); Merced for 2300
GMT.

We can't launch at 4pm - we need at least an hour or two of daylight
after the balloon drops to recover. Thoughts? Debate at NB right now
is whether to head out anyway and if we get clear sky by 1pm or so,
we'll launch. If not, we'll at least be ready for the next clear day.

m.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net> wrote:
> I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am currently in Davis, which is
> in the Central Valley (about 100 miles north of the proposed launch site)
> and the weather is super overcast here. According to the weatherunderground
> it is overcast in Los Banos as well.
> http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/Los_Banos.html I searched for Los Banos,
> because that is the town that the San Luis Reservoir is closest to.
> I have attached a picture of what the sky looks like here.
> Just my $(1/50)
>
> Blake
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>
> wrote:
>>
>> FWIW we launched from Los Banos (11 miles east of the San Luis Reservoir)
>> and landed somewhere near Firebaugh
>>
>> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Badger+Flat+Rd+and+W+Pacheco+Blvd+Los+Banos,+CA+93635&daddr=Firebaugh,+CA&geocode=%3BFdZrMgIdufzR-CmZTBITkOuTgDHyYXqeAP7MQQ&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=37.055203,-120.878438&sspn=0.004127,0.009624&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11
>> Blake
>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> One more thing I need.  The cable for my radio is inadequate to get data
>>> to the laptop.  What I need is a cable with this specific pinout:
>>> http://www.brenorbrophy.com/HG/Head_set/VX150-Head-Set-PTT.gif
>>>
>>> Also, if you come across something like this it would be likely very
>>> useful, but I'm not counting on it:
>>>
>>> http://www.virtualvillage.com/programming-cable-for-yaesu-vx-6r-vx-7r-001531-039.html
>>> Christie
>>> _______
>>> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>>>> > Buy AT&T prepaid SIM and lithium AA batteries for the camera.
>>>>
>>>> On this.
>>>>
>>>> Andrew
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Blake
>> blake at blakebarrett.net
>> 1 559 455 7855
>
>
>
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> Blake
> blake at blakebarrett.net
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