April 24, 2024

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W5KUB Balloon path

Via the ARRL: Balloon Launched by Popular Web Show Host Completes Second Round Trip

balloon launched on May 20 by “Amateur Radio Roundtable” web show host Tom Medlin, W5KUB, and team has begun its third circumnavigation of Earth. The balloon, at 43,000 – 45,000 feet, completed its second trip around the globe on June 19. It crossed the Atlantic ocean “in record time” at a speed of about 170 MPH, the balloon website reported this week.

The balloon, identified as W5KUB-18, carries APRS and WSPR amateur radio payloads. As of the afternoon of June 23, it was heading over Uzbekistan at over 100 MPH.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/balloon-launched-by-popular-web-show-host-completes-second-round-trip