Arizona Near Space Research (ANSR) is pleased to announce the flight of ANSR-118. This high altitude balloon flight will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. The launch site will be at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in conjunction with the 2018 Prescott Hamfest and the 2018 ARRL Arizona State Convention. (Info on the hamfest is at

The balloon will be a 2000-gram weather balloon, filled with helium. The expected burst altitude will be 90,000 feet or more. The flight is anticipated to last about 2.5 hours from launch to touchdown.

This flight will be a hamfest demonstration flight for a streaming video payload and tracking beacons. A ground station will display live television from the payloads during the flight.

APRS Beacons will transmit position information on 144.34 MHz and 445.925 MHz as KA7NSR with a dash number. The balloon will carry a backup CW beacon and a Mode C Transponder as well. Call signs and SSIDs will be published closer to the flight day. Our mobile cross band Digipeater will locally repeat the beacons' APRS data to the 144.390 MHz standard APRS frequency and subsequently will be I-GATED to the Internet for out-of-area trackers. You can track the flight using the link:

Be sure to check and for updates to this announcement prior to the flight.

Clayton Jacobs, KJ6QJS
VP, Arizona Near Space Research

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