Nebraska Stratospheric Amateur Radio
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I apologize for those coming to this site and expecting more. I still have not had the time to get this site restored to full functionality after a required Joomla upgrade. All the content is still saved, it's just not hooked up to menus.
UPDATE: Well, with a further upgrade, it just got a whole lot easier to get all the past articles hooked to the menu on the left! So that's done now. However, because of Google deprecating Picasa and Picasa Web Albums suppport, embedding slide shows into the articles is not working, or is hit and miss. Sometimes it looks like it works but it may be because I'm signed into Google and it can show me my own albums. Still working on alternatives. The link below still works to view old albums.
In 2016, we had four NSTAR flights - one from the Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium in Lincoln, two from the Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora, and one from near Granbury TX at the Great Plains Super Launch. All the flights went well, though we did have a few mid-flight tracking issues with our GPSL flight. Fortunately that didn't prevent its recover.
Our 1 April flight at the Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium has been cancelled due to a forecasted landing too close to the Omaha metro area.
- 17-A: April 15 from Wilber NE
- 17-B: June 17 at the Great Plains Super Launch in Hutchinson KS
- 17-C: August 21 from a TBD site along the eclipse path in Nebraska
For the eclipse flight, we will plan a flight only if it doesn't compromise our ability to see the eclipse from the ground. If we have to drive more to reach a cloud free area, we won't fly that day.
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