AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world
    AMSAT Argentina reports that their earth circling El PicoGlobo WSPR beacon balloon has now completed its 2nd lap around the world.

    After its 2nd crossing of the Pacific Ocean the balloon flew over Patagonia, then headed north at 12,000 meters altitude to Buenos Aires during the night of February 11. On February 12 it flew over Uruguay then turned east out over the Atlantic Ocean to begin its 3rd circle of the Earth.

    PicoGlobo transmits a WSPR beacon on 14.0956 MHz.

    Flight progress can be followed at:
    http://lu7aa.org.ar/wspr.asp
    https://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FLU1ESY-3&timerange=604800&tail=604800

    Source: AMSAT Argentina, ANS

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/20...lloon-completes-2nd-trip-around-the-world.htm

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  2. G6YZC

    G6YZC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very happy to read an article on these balloons. I enjoy following the flights of many of the launches via the QRP Labs website.
    A great way to get the kids interested in the hobby.

    http://qrp-labs.com/circumnavigators.html

    Paul N2EME
     
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