Stratos High Altitude Balloon Launch During the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KJ4ZWA, Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. KJ4ZWA

    KJ4ZWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    We reached $320 from local donors from the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society this morning.

    Thank you very much for your generous support!!! We all have been totally overwhelmed by the amount of responses that we have gotten so far to this project.

    Fleet KJ4ZWA
  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    You guys need to provide a paypal link, so I can send over the funds.
  3. KF5WKW

    KF5WKW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Launching a balloon is not a difficult endeavor and not that expensive. HAB projects are launched regularly. No permission is required. All that is recommeded is to notify the FAA before launch (unless things have changed in a year).

    Also, when someone starts a conversation with "I am by no means trying to insult....," you can expect the next words to be an insult. "Adult" does not equal responsible. Eagle scouts are some of the most responsible people on the planet. Also, if someone takes the initiative to obtain an AET certification at such a young age, you can bet that person is responsible as well. Also, "old" doesn't equal Elmer. These two people could be the best Elmers on the planet. It is sad that there are so many "older" hams that are so judgemental.

    Tony KF5WKW
  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the lecture Tony.

    Please don't tell me how to vet when I donate funds. I am not new to that game. You are a silly person to tell me, or anyone else, how to donate their money.

    FYI, if the donation is made to a minor and an enterpise goes belly up for unsavory reasons (for example), the plaintiff has limited recourse. Perhaps you would prefer that I said: 'what person has legal responsibility for this enterprise?'

    My attorney is a ham and has cautioned me on just these issues in the past. Giving money away is a lot more than writing the check.

    You should be embarrassed for trying to diss me in this way.

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    As promised, I have made a $250 donation to the Stratos project and they are now more than 1/3 of the way to their goal.

    I urge others to help this team out as well.

    Chip W1YW
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  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    When you say' livestream'.... do you mean 'Mevo'? from 'Livestream'?

    I am familiar with Livestream at a professional level:)
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  7. WF9Q

    WF9Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you add $25 more dollars to the go fund me account that has already acknowledged your donation of $250 I will donate $275.
  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    I am doing it via paypal, so it may take a bit of time for James or Fleet to list it on the gofundme account...
  9. WF9Q

    WF9Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just did it on the site, it must take a while to update?
  10. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Possibly... just did the $25 on paypal.

    I think u R on there nw, Fred:)

    Are you catching the eclipse:)?

    I will be somewhere between Bowling Green KY and Nashville, subject to WX. Have a family farm in KY, but off 30 miles from totality:-(

    Chip W1YW

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