[Space] Next Launch

Erik Ebert eebert at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 19:15:06 UTC 2010

Hi Christopher,

I don't want to get in the way, but I'd be interested in tagging along
on Saturday, as well.

I don't know if you'll remember me among all the people you met at
Maker Fair, but I've done some high-altitude rocketry (but not nearly
as high as you guys, 27.5k').   Onboard video:

I've got a TH-D7A handheld for APRS tracking I can bring, and the
equivalent mobile that's more of a pain to set up.  (For laptop
software I just use hyperterm to capture everything to a text file,
and then semi-manually convert it to google earth format later.  I'd
be interested to see what you use).

If I don't show, don't wait around for me, though.  I'd put the odds
of me getting out to Tracy at 9am on a Saturday at 50% at best.   Is
there a contact number if I miss you by a little bit and want to try
to catch up?

Are you meeting at Noisebridge tonight?  What time?  I might try to
stop by (again, 50/50 odds at best, but I'll try).

  -- Erik Ebert

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Christopher Lincoln <cclinco at gmail.com> wrote:
> We are planning on meeting at the launch
> location http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37.720366,+-121.533557&sll=37.720527,-121.534082&sspn=0.001996,0.004128&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=17
> at 9:00 am Saturday June 5th.
> Christopher
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Brian Choate <brian.choate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Launch is on.
>> I think we have the payload worked out for this launch. We will be
>> meeting up on Thursday to make sure everything that needs to be charged
>> is plugged in and do a quick weight check.
>> We don't currently have a "standard" program. A couple of us have radios
>> that do aprs directly and then reviewing things with data from on-line.
>> Not sure if anyone has actually done anything else for real time tracking.
>> B.
>> On 06/02/2010 02:03 PM, Bryan Klofas wrote:
>> > Hey--
>> >
>> > I would love to help out this weekend if the launch is still on. I've
>> > got a 2m/440 mobile rig, several HTs, and a laptop. What's the standard
>> > tracking software that everybody is using? I've got APRSpoint installed,
>> > but I don't think it's good at all. I can help out tonight and Thursday
>> > night if the payload still needs to be put together.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> > --
>> > Bryan Klofas, KF6ZEO
>> >
>> > On 6/1/2010 11:44 PM, Charles Collicutt wrote:
>> >> Hello,
>> >>
>> >> Was there a meeting this evening? If so, what was the verdict regarding
>> >> the
>> >> upcoming launch? Are you ready to go? I have a prior commitment this
>> >> weekend
>> >> so I won't be able to come along but, if you are going ahead, good
>> >> luck!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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