Low power balloon tracking

Since getting my Ultimate 2 Kit I have been checking into the QRPLabs Yahoo newsgroup. An interesting new project that has come up is that of tracking home made balloon made out of party balloons and transmitting low power tracking signals. I was lucky enough to be able to hear VE3KCLs latest ballong which flew over from Canada to Europe and finally ended in the sea off Norway’s coast. Other such balloons launched from Australia have circumnavigated the world a number of times. Below are my spots of the balloon using WSPR. More info can be found on the QRP-Labs website.

 

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
 2015-08-26 10:30  VE3KCL  10.140240  -25  0  JP93  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1752  230
 2015-08-26 07:06  VE3KCL  10.140251  -23  0  KP01  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1709  240
 2015-08-26 06:54  VE3KCL  10.140248  -26  0  KP01  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1709  240
 2015-08-26 06:42  VE3KCL  10.140249  -24  1  KP01  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1709  240
 2015-08-26 06:18  VE3KCL  10.140256  -24  0  KP01  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1709  240
 2015-08-26 06:06  VE3KCL  10.140242  -25  -1  KP01  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1709  240
 2015-08-25 09:54  VE3KCL  10.140251  -32  0  KO08  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1568  250
 2015-08-25 09:42  VE3KCL  10.140255  -29  -1  KO08  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1568  250
 2015-08-25 08:30  VE3KCL  10.140247  -32  0  JO99  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1507  243
 2015-08-25 07:42  VE3KCL  10.140251  -23  0  JO99  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1507  243
 2015-08-25 07:30  VE3KCL  10.140251  -23  -1  JO99  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1507  243
 2015-08-25 06:54  VE3KCL  10.140248  -26  0  JO99  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1507  243
 2015-08-25 06:42  VE3KCL  10.140248  -25  0  JO99  0.02  G0MGM  IO91po  1507  243

Query time: 0.202 sec

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Rob

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