June 18, 2024

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Via Southgate: Radio hams to operate from hot air balloon

Belgium's UBA reports on August 10 ON6ZT/AM will be operating on 145.550 MHz FM from a hot air balloon

A translation of the UBA post reads:

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, radio club Zottegem ON6ZT / UBA section ZTM will plan the Friends Round Flemish Ardennes from a hot air balloon. ON8VC Jurgen, ON3NSB Niels and ON5MB Bernard will provide the round on the known frequency 145.550 MHz. Balloon will take off in the Zottegem region (JO10??) and the flight will probably take 1 to 1.5 hours from max 2500 feet. Balloon will also be available to follow via APRS. Starting time probably between 18 and 20 hours.

Those who want to follow /work this unique round already put a big exclamation mark in their agenda at 10 August. For a balloon ride, everything depends of course on the weather conditions. In case of bad weather, the round will not take place.

More (technical) info and updates will follow via social media and https://www.on6zt.be/

Source UBA https://tinyurl.com/IARU-Belgium

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