APRS Balloon headed for UK

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APRS Balloon headed for UK

Post by M0XXQ » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:25 am

Credit: Bruce VE5BNC

It survived the first night and has made it all the way from Saskatoon to somewhere off the east coast of Newfoundland. If I'm very lucky, it will make it across the pond in the next 48 hours [late Wednesday or Thursday].

It should switch to 144.800 MHz FM in the mid-Atlantic, but if there are any European stations that can listen on 144.390 MHz FM, that would be appreciated.

During the day, it beacons once per minute at 13 seconds after the minute and at night, it's on a roughly 15 minute cycle.

See the real-time track of VA5BNC-15 at
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Re: APRS Balloon headed for UK

Post by M0XXQ » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:56 am

No further updates on this, looks like the balloon has stopped transmitting updates over Prince Edward Island either due to being destroyed or some other technical failure.

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Re: APRS Balloon headed for UK

Post by M0VMT » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:31 am

The Russians ? :D
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Re: APRS Balloon headed for UK

Post by KE0DZW » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:40 pm

This balloon was making some good time, Did you ever figure out what happened to the balloon?

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Re: APRS Balloon headed for UK

Post by M0XXQ » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:55 pm

Hi Ed, last known location was over Nova Scotia, radio silence since the 3rd of October.
If I spot any updates I shall reply on this thread.

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Rob.

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