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Author Topic: Lost Balloon  (Read 1670 times)
KD8CKD
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« on: April 09, 2006, 10:56:00 AM »

Wright State University in Dayton, OH launched a high altitude weather balloon around 10AM local time from Portland, IN. At approximately 57,000 ft. we lost contact with the payload which was transmitting its position on the APRS band using the callsign KD8CKD-4. As a backup plan, we had a CW beacon transmitting the message "WSU Balloon" on 146.565MHz. We have not been able to hear it recently. We expect the payload has landed somewhere between Columbus, OH and Dayton, OH. If anyone knows of its location or hears the beacon, please send information to corbett.4@wright.edu.
Thanks!
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KX8N
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 08:43:39 PM »

FYI, I'm in Jackson, about 75 miles south of Columbus, and east of Dayton, and I'm NOT hearing it from here.
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WD8JWJ
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 02:40:13 PM »

FYI,   Nothing heard 4:30 est 146.565 cw from Bowling Green, Ohio, 20 S. of Toledo. 10 el quad at 55 ft. 360 degrees sweep.

Good Luck & 73, Bill
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KC8YXA
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 12:36:38 PM »

Im 45 miles south of Columbus and 5 miles south of DeerCreek nothing on 146.565 but I will keep an ear open for it.
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KF6PHV
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 10:35:34 PM »

I'm south of the San Bernardino Mountains by about 2 miles and and just northeast of Muscoy and about 60 miles east of Los Angeles and I haven't heard a peep.  Well, who knows, it COULD have been blown this far.
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