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Sunday, March 13, 2011

N4KGL Beacon Rocket March 12th Launch

The N4KGL Beacon Rocket was launched at 1733 UTC on March 12th from the SEARS launch site in Samson, AL. The rocket was powered by a Aerotech H123. This picture on the left shows the 33 foot antenna hanging from the rocket. The on-board one watt transmitter was operating on 14.060 The flight time was one minute and 45 seconds. Reports included Ted, AB8FJ who gave it a 579 in Loveland OH, Jim WA2OQJ in Long Island NY, and N0WX Mike Northfield MN. Thanks to all listening including Graham VE3GTC, WJ5O, and  Ron WB3AAL.

I have a photo show at this link and an album at this link.

Thanks to Jim WA2OQJ for a recording. I am thinking about including an altimeter which would give an altitude profile of the flight. With the altimeter it would be a neat idea to change the beacon message at apogee to get a reference point for those recording the beacon.

Thanks to the ground crew including John Hansel K4JGH.

Greg N4KGL