[amsat-bb] K6RPT-11 transatlantic balloon is now being heard in Portugal
dquagliana at aol.com
Tue Dec 13 18:06:02 PST 2011
The K6RPT-11 transatlantic balloon is now being heard in Portugal.
At 02:00:30 z K6RPT-11 was heard by CT1END in Amadora, Portugal.
2011-12-14 02:00:30 UTC: K6RPT-11>APBL10,WIDE2-1,qAR,CT1END,PORTUGAL:
The balloon is still over the Atlantic, west of Portugal, at a cruising
altitude of about 109,000 to 110,000 feet moving about 140-150
miles per hour.
The course of the balloon has turned it slightly to the north of due east
(now 77 degrees).
The balloon continues to beacon at a rate of about once every two minutes.
Watch it live at:
Congrats to the team for getting this far!
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