16 Mar 2016

Amateur Radio Balloons

See http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/march/ubseds14_flying_across_pacific.htm .

Quite a few radio amateurs are "into" balloons. These often contain tracking systems so they can sometimes be recovered. Tracking the flights and constructing the lightweight electronics is a challenge. Southgate News reports on one such flight. Some of the distances covered are remarkable.

1 comment:

Graham Boor said...

Another interesting aspect of the hobby Roger, a lot are released from the Cambridge area, great fun downloading telemetry and the ssdv pictures.

Graham G8NWC