[W5SFA] KF5ZRT/A Balloon

Buckeroo Brad buckeroobrad at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 09:25:28 CST 2023


On Thu, Mar 9, 2023 at 5:38 PM Gary Baldwin <kf5zrt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> 73 and high flying
> The W5SFA Balloon Team
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