Tag: mylar

via the ARRL: World Scout Jamboree Ham Radio Balloon Crosses Atlantic

An APRS Amateur Radio balloon, call sign NA1WJ-5, launched from the recent World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, has floated across the Atlantic Ocean. The Scouting Magazine blog reports: “You can reach practically any corner of the globe via Amateur Radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the Amateur Radio association […]

NY ham radio enthusiast searches for balloons & tracker that circumnavigated globe (New Hampshire)

There are many mysteries and secrets in the town’s high hills, including most recently the whereabouts of two silver mylar balloons and the homemade electronic tracker they carried around the world. Mike Hojnowski, an amateur radio enthusiast and systems engineer at Cornell University, launched the balloons and tracker at 12:58 p.m. Oct. 19 from Rhodes […]