On Friday, May 4 Beaufort High School's newest club, the High Altitude Balloon Club, will do their first balloon launch.
We will launch from the campus of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie in Allendale, SC at 10:00 AM EST. The coordinates are 33.013038 -81.298833. The balloon is a 1,500g sounding balloon from Kaymont. We will have a MT-300 ham radio tracker from Byonics and a SPOT Satellite Messenger. We are expecting a touchdown about two miles southwest of Williams, SC (33.10498 -80.93433).
You can track the balloon on http://aprs.fi
under the callsign KJ4RSG-11. The SPOT Satellite Messenger will send position reports that can read at http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... zyCpag78kG
. My cell phone will also be running the APRSdroid app that will allow you to track us as we chase the balloon. We can be tracked at http://aprs.fi
under the callsign kJ4RSG-10.
Once we recover the capsule the photos will be posted to www.TheTalon.SmugMug.com/mis/space