Ok, now that K2WH has confirmed his mind set -
I am interested in this type of experimentation. Does anyone have info regarding the FAA regulations that I referenced a link to earlier?
Maybe next time you can keep your negative, grumpy feelings to yourself WH
KD2WA, check out this link.
About 1/3d the way down under Introductory Materials, there are some FAA links.
[QUOTE=W9AFB;2464806]Maybe next time you can keep your negative, grumpy feelings to yourself WH
I'm 56--too young to be retired but I am due to health. I try to be everyday thankful for just still being here. It's exciting to see all the things that we as hams experiment with. Whether it be simple cw or the newest digital modes. I'm thankful to be alive to see some of it in my lifetime. The more we experiment and achieve---the more exciting it is to me.
RAW packets resumed being reported from KT5TK-11 at 1608 UTC 20120212 via K5COD. Still coming an hour later. What does that mean?
Thank you! I'm so sick of EVERY last thread I read here being derailed by some hater in the curmudgeon brigade because their cerebral cortex is too plaqued up to appreciate the new and exciting things people are doing with radio. Just because it doesn't fit with their ossified and narrow interpretation of what other license holders "ought" to be doing doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile pursuit. Lighten up; just enjoy what you like and leave the rest.
Originally Posted by KD2WA
I, for one, welcome our balloon boy overlords! Perhaps the battery might kick back in once it descends and warms up? Anyway, I hope they give it another shot. 加油！
Once strong, lightweight, malleable carbon fullerene materials are developed for production, balloons will be a possible low energy route to leaving the earth's gravity well. The age of the dirigible, for citizen space travel, may yet be at hand, so these tests and flights are important...
Looked up the location and it now shows it is back over land close to Galvaston at 23000ft ?? Dont know what happened but it doesnt look good. Better luck next time.
A bad day camping or playing radio is ALWAYS better than a good day working.
I am tired NOW! How come I have to RETIRE when I am older?
In Chinese, "Ho ki bah foon poh ping". I hate to say I told ya so but...
If you're really intersted in this stuff see the ones that do it right. IHAB