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.