[W5SFA] KF5ZRT/A Balloon
kf5zrt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 17:38:25 CST 2023
Well congratulations are in order for the balloon launch team. The
little balloon that could, just made it around the world. It only took
10 days 4 hours and 25 minutes.
It appears the package maintained an altitude of 11 to 12 thousand meters.
The Zachtek-1 tracker with the Yokohama balloon with 8 grams of free
lift is a good combination.
To quote the old Indian in Josey Wales "We must endeavor to persevere"
This was exciting challenge to get a pico balloon to fly.
Much thanks and credit to the Team. Icarus would be proud. Not too
close to the Sun or the Ground/Ocean.
We went across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina,
across the Atlantic into Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, Libya, Egypt,
across the Red Sea, Oman, India, Pakistan, Tibet, China, across the East
China Sea, across the Pacific, Baja California, Mexico, New Mexico,
Texas, into Oklahoma where it crossed the -96.37 longitude. What a
73 and high flying
The W5SFA Balloon Team
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