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Amateur Radio Roundtable
High-Altitude Balloon Project

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Our goal is to launch a high altitude balloon weighing approx. 12 grams.  Designed to fly approx. 40.000 feet in altitude in order to get above storms.  It will transmit its position back every 2 minutes using APRS or WSPR.  We don't know if it will be up 1 day or 1 year.  Some of these balloons have managed to remain up for a year and circumnavigate the world 40-50 times. We will report its position and discuss it on the show each Tuesday night.

Launch date: Feb XX,2019
Bill Brown WB8ELK Launching the Pico Balloon

Launch date Feb XX, 2019