There were a few final position reports on 2021-12-23. The balloon had not crossed the Intentional Date Line but has gotten further than previous attempts. The last signals were received by CA stations so at least my signals circumnavigated.
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Alaska by Christmas?
Despite the wonky transmitter, W6MRR-22 did get a few reports out. W6MRR-22 Position
Pico Balloon Race with Cal
Dr. Michael Lustig, a professor at Cal, launched a balloon (NU6XB) with his students about the same time. We are are catching up.
HAB Bursts Greatest Hits
We were exchanging pix of HABs bursting. Here are a few.
W6MRR-22 10 Day Prediction
The transmitter/antenna is having problems. It is sending WSPR on 20 m and 30 m. Today was the first day receiving 20 m reports. May not have great tracking over much of flight.
W6MRR-21 goes splash east of Japan
After more than 10 days in the air, W6MRR-21 stopped transmission over the Pacific. Circumnavigation or bust!
W6MRR-21 10 Day Prediction
W6MRR-21 West of Baja
Altitude reporting isn’t working but here’s a Hysplit prediction based on expected altitude.
W6MRR-20 Last Transmission
W6MRR-20 was approaching Iceland and stopped sending at sundown. It’s altitude was reporting between 1 W (9,000 m – 9,900 m) and 2 W (9900 m – 11,100 m). It must have developed a leak.
Once the balloon is released, you can only watch. If you are using WSPR, it is time to start your tracking software to get the wsprnet.org data and send it to APRS.fi. You can also go to http://lu7aa.org/wspr.asp and enter the data about your launch. If you are using APRS, it will show up onContinue reading “Tracking”