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Meteorological Balloon Flight

November 25, 2011 By: admin Category: News

Chris, M3IKN has just called to tell us that his Birmingham University student team are payload testing their electronics prior to a meteorological balloon flight shortly. The transmitter is sending on 434.650, LSB using RTTY with 20mW power output to a small antenna. The team hope to capture the telemetry using a hand-held yagi.

If you are near Birmingham and fancy a listen, have a go. If you have digital modes, you may be able to decode their telemetry too. Be aware that the device if close to the ground right now so you may not hear much.

Their real flight is sometime soon. They are aiming for 100,000 feet. We’ll keep you up to date.