Balloon currently over Maine

If you follow this link…!call=a%2FK6RPT-12&timerange=604800

You will see that K6RPT-11 took off from San Jose California last evening and has been heading East-South-East since then…  Recently at a pretty good rate of speed (just under 400 kph/hr)

At 1725utc I started receiving APRS Packets from the balloon on 144.390 and so far its 2100utc and I am still geting data from the payload as it continues east over Maine.  My antenna is 15 feet AGL but the balloon is 21 miles up so that helps a bit…

From previous events (LASA have had 2 balloons head into Maine) I know that soon I will be losing RF and be forced to watching via…  But it was nice while it lasted


It was launched by the California Near Space Project and if you follow the link to their website you can get some background info on their efforts…

If you have nothing better to do today…. Stay inside and follow the flight…


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