[Space] nevada team

Blake Barrett Blake at BlakeBarrett.net
Thu Feb 11 11:55:45 PST 2010


I've been e-mailing back and forth with the guy at http://microtim.com/ who
claims that if we can keep it from getting too cold, his altimeter should
work up to 120k ft.

Blake

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>wrote:

> A friend of mine just bought one and used it about three weeks ago for his
> paragliding trip down in Valle Mexico. He claims it worked great for him. I
> don't want our balloons to have to go all the way to Mexico just to get a
> good GPS signal though.
>
> Blake
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Greg <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:
>
>> Spot runs on Globalstar's satphone network. Globalstar has been
>> suffering from defective and failing LNA's in their satellites which
>> early last year had made the network almost useless due to the number
>> of dead satellites. This may be why they held off on sales for a
>> while. Globalstar is making a slow comeback and launching new sats to
>> replace the dead ones, but coverage is still spotty at the current time.
>>
>> -g-
>>
>> -----
>>
>> Greg Stramback
>> iPhone CSI/QA
>> stramback at apple.com
>>
>> On Feb 11, 2010, at 11:09, Adam Fritzler <mid at zigamorph.net> wrote:
>>
>> > I've been trying to get a SPOT for a couple months now.  The problem
>> > is that they released the new Spot 2 in October and then suddenly
>> > recalled them all (and prevented any of them from being activated).
>> > They've so far provided no real date on when they'll have a new rev of
>> > the hardware available.  Latest clue is "late Feb".
>> >
>> > The supply chain is apparently completely empty of both Spot 1 and
>> > Spot 2's.  I even walked into REI in SF last month and there's a big
>> > sign above the counter that says they don't know when they'll be on
>> > sale again.
>> >
>> > But, if they ever figure out QA and customer service, I'm pretty
>> > confident the device is awesome.  A friend has a Spot 1 and is very
>> > happy with it.  They seem quite nearly un-losable.
>> >
>> > asf.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net
>> > > wrote:
>> >> I work with some fellows who are para-gliders and they keep
>> >> recommending
>> >> SPOT trackers.
>> >> I think Brian was looking into buying one.
>> >>
>> >> Blake
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> This device is kinda interesting but only works for 24h. Great for
>> >>> all
>> >>> inital flights but not good for long flights:
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> http://www.unr.edu/NevadaSat/BalloonSats/Balloonsat%20Pages/SPOT.html
>> >>>
>> >>> -Jonathan
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>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Blake
>> >> blake at blakebarrett.net
>> >> 1 559 455 7855
>> >>
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> Blake
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