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Uploaded on Sep 17, 2011
Update 9/28/2012 Here are some details of the coming 2012 Launch #20 "The launch for NTBP #20 on Sept. 29 had been postponed to Oct. 6. Weather conditions are not favorable for a safe launch. See you next Saturday...
W5TCD" I have posted information here about the balloon launch from Hillsboro (TX). See NTBP #20 at Howard's Notebook. Well because of expected rain this Saturday the new launch date is going to be October 6th of 2012.
Update: The flight is over. I could not pick up it the QRG on my HT in Fort Worth. I went to a APRS website and tracked it on the page.
NTBP 19 Summer 2011, September 17, Hillsboro, Texas Backup or Second Flight, September 24
NTBP is a group of amateur (HAM) radio operators from Fort Worth and has launched balloons from Cleburne, Clifton, and Hillsboro Airports since 1991. This is the first launch during this last year and is funded by the amateur radio operators associated with the NTBP. Follow us on Twitter@NTEXBP for in time information on launch day.
Saturday's Launch 9.17.11 will show on APRS as W5SJZ-11
Please send an email to email@example.com for further information or to make reports during or after the actual launch. The back up date will be September 24, 2011.
NTBP FLIGHT 19, "Salute the Shuttle, Thirty Years in Space" Hillsboro Airport, Exit 3 on Interstate Highway 35W 9 am, Sat, Sept 17, 2011 APRS 144.390 MHz, W5SJZ-11 HF Launch Net on 7260 +/- 5 kHz, LSB and 1430 +/- Crossband Uplink is 445.800 MHz and downlink is 147.560 MHz 2 mtr Beacon, 146.560MHz 10 mtr Beacon, 28.274 mhz Launch Net will be Friday September 16th at 8pm on 147.28 and carried on Echolink at K5AMM-R (Area 5 US). Live broadcast will be attempted on (www.batc.tv , member streams, K5PHD). Tommy Davis, W5TCD Launch Director Larry Westmoreland K5PHD