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Balloon Tracking WSPR / Special Callsigns For Balloon Telemetry

May 26th 2020, 17:08


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I am new to HAM Radio and initially got my Technician license to use APRS on my high altitude balloons. I am expanding into Pico Balloons that use both APRS and WSPR and I have obtained my General license also in order to use WSPR.

It's pretty likely that I will have multiple pico balloons in flight at the same time. I know that APRS website will differentiate between balloons with the dash number. KC3GMG-2, KC3GMG-3, KC3GMG-11, etc.

However it appears that only uses the callsign. Is there a way to differentiate between balloons on WSPRNET? (Other than location of course). Pico Balloons are typically tracked most of the time using WSPR and I want the students to be able to specifically track the balloon they helped launch.

WSPRNET.ORG also has an option to disregard callsigns that include "Q and 0, typically used for balloon telemetry". This begs the question - can I get additional callsigns specifically for my balloon telemetry?? If so, how???
May 27th 2020, 09:47


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The WSPR forums may be a more appropriate place to find out the best options for your intended activity.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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