PS-58 was released at 18:50 29 Dec 2015 UTC
Solar powered party balloon, 25mW TX
TX WSPR, JT9 on 30m only
Dial frequency 10.138700Mhz (standard WSPR dial frequency) for WSPR, JT9.
JT9 at 1700Hz offset.
See HF decoding info at http://picospace.net/?cat=34
Tracking as PS-58 on SNUS http://picospace.net/tracker/new
WSPR call sign is VK3ANH http://wsprnet.org/olddb?findcall=vk3anh
Minute – Band – Mode – Condition
:00 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – mandatory
:10 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – if batt full
:20 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – if batt full
:30 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – mandatory
:40 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – if batt full
:50 – 30m – 2 mins WSPR then two x 1 min JT9 – if batt full
Update #1 24 Jan 2016 AEST
PS-58 is still flying after close to 4 weeks in the air.
It crossed the equator a few days ago, flew over El Salvador and Honduras then Jamaica, and passed between Cuba and Haiti before safely navigated the Bermuda triangle.
Update #2 9 Feb 2016 AEST
PS-58 ended its trip over the Indian Ocean on the first day of Lunar New Year yesterday, after 5 week, 5 day, 5 hour and 25 minutes in the air, and 45,319km, 4110km from home.
It has been an interesting trip, with the balloon moving over to the Northern Hemisphere, passing within 100km of Cuba, navigating Bermuda triangle, and made friend with many new balloon trackers from the Northern Hemisphere.
Thank you everyone for assistance with tracking, the additional coverage has made PS-58 the best tracked PS balloon so far!
See you next time!