[amsat-bb] Anyone in eastern Florida that can listen for a mylar balloon carrying APRS today?

wb8elk at aol.com wb8elk at aol.com
Sun Oct 25 17:13:58 UTC 2015

Launched from Huntsville, AL on Friday, a 36" Mylar party balloon carrying an APRS transmitter (WB8ELK-3) is now about 300 miles east of Florida and managed one digipeater hit from that position this morning. If anyone in eastern Florida can point a gain antenna east they might be able to copy the APRS packets which I also transmit on 144.340 MHz once a minute. It is currently 300 miles east of Melbourne FL slowly heading south towards the eastern Bahamas. It is solar-powered only so will only operate during the day today.

- Bill

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