Cape / Launch Monitoring Guide

zapman987

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Awesome writeup!

2 suggested additions:
*the local ham repeaters and clubs that often broadcast info about launches. Most of them are written up elsewhere, but maybe worth a mention.

*Max Brewer Bridge for viewing- Theres a great little park at the Titusville side, to park(vehicle) (and hang out in), and the bridge is great for a high-level observation spot, and is one of the closest places to view SpaceX launches. Ive been several times, and wont go anywhere else for SpaceX launches.
 

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Two new tidbits:

port Canaveral 27 May launch info:

And ... the Kennedy Space Center visitor Complex - will reopen on 28 MAY - with limited attendance and pre-sale tickets strongly encouraged
 

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has anyone heard if the audio will be broadcasted via amateur radio or echo link
years ago a local Lakeland repeater would broadcast NASA audio via the 2-meter repeater
 

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LAUNCH UPDATE.

Weather is not looking good for a launch on Wednesday - weather forecast is currently rain/overcast. Be sure you stay aware if you plan to travel to observe the launch!
 

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weather for tomorrow (as of 2pm 26 May) is 60% for launch. Update for Jetty Park - admission is only for ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS. Max 230 cars. See this link: Port Canaveral
 

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an old friend just reminded me --- be sure you program in the old Shuttle-era UHF freqs - 259.700 296.800 and 279.000 MHz. Absolutely unknown if these will be used - but most certainly worth the space in your scan list.

things are already hopping on the KSC and CCAFS trunking systems today.

weather is holding at 60% chance for launch today.



doug
 
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