Great Plains Super Launch - Held in Pella Iowa June 13-15, 2019

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Great Plains Super Launch

The Great Plains Super Launch returns to the midwest in 2019.  The Super Launch will be held on Friday/Saturday June 14 and 15, 2019 in Pella Iowa.  GPSL is the premier balloon gathering for high altitude balloon enthisasts from around the world.  Each year GPSL is located in the midwest, and draws hobbiests and professionals from dozens of states, and as far away as England.

For further information, please see the event Agenda for specific times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GPSL Groups.io

  • Weather Balloon Photograph

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 12:53 pm

    The attached picture shows a better view of the balloon. Remember, Venus is to the left and the balloon is to the right.

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  • Zero pressure balloon observation

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 12:29 pm

    Last night after sunset I did some stargazing. Lo and behold about 10 degrees to the right of Venus was another and equally bright star. At first I assumed it was a an airplane, but noticed that after a minute or[…]

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  • Re: Whoa, GPSL for the next five years!!

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 12:14 pm

    Thank God!Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: Marty Griffin Date: 7/19/189:41 PM(GMT-07:00) To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Re: [GPSL] Whoa, GPSL for the next five years!! This from Mike Morgan, thanks Mike! Yes.  Only 7 minor injuries and[…]

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  • Re: Whoa, GPSL for the next five years!!

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 03:42 am

    This from Mike Morgan, thanks Mike! Yes.  Only 7 minor injuries and all have been released.   Lots of Veermer damage.  Marshalltown, IA. Much worse.  Tornado passed about 1/2 mile north of house but all is ok here.   - Marty Griffin, EOSS 

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  • Re: Whoa, GPSL for the next five years!!

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 00:55 am

    I'd also like to know that everybody is all right.

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  • Re: Whoa, GPSL for the next five years!!

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 20, 2018 | 00:49 am

    Pella, IA was hit by a tornado tonight, did some massive damage to the Vermeer plant where we launched the balloons for GPSL.  Maybe Mike can give us a report on his town when he gets a chance.  MarkKA9SZX

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  • Re: Important changes to Google Maps API affecting aprs.fi (and others)

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 18, 2018 | 23:39 pm

    Hi JasonI've used tracker.habhub.org along with aprs.if for a web view for a couple of years.  It's quite possible it hahib.org may suffer the same licensing issues in the future.73, Bruce - VE5BNC-------- Original message --------From: "Jason Unwin via Groups.Io"[…]

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  • Re: Important changes to Google Maps API affecting aprs.fi (and others)

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 18, 2018 | 23:34 pm

    Hi JasonI use a combination of APRSIS32 with (cached if necessary) maps in the car along with a combination of embedded aprs.if and tracker.habhub.org on our club web page for those watching is from home.Enteripising hams like Hessu have run[…]

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  • Re: Important changes to Google Maps API affecting aprs.fi (and others)

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 18, 2018 | 23:01 pm

    Maybe it is finally time for someone to re-Make the 20+year old UI-View? Joe WB9SBD The Original Rolling Ball Clock Idle Tyme Idle-Tyme.com http://www.idle-tyme.com

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  • Re: Important changes to Google Maps API affecting aprs.fi (and others)

    Great Plains Super Launch Jul 18, 2018 | 22:30 pm

    Maybe use an APRS computer program and live track it yourselves. No suggestion here for any online system.ChrisKB8UIH-----------------------------------------From: "Mark Conner N9XTN" To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Sent: Wednesday July 18 2018 1:05:26PMSubject: [GPSL] Important changes to Google Maps API affecting aprs.fi (and others)[…]

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