ARLA/CLUSTER: 434 MHz balloon goes around the world

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Quinta-Feira, 31 de Julho de 2014 - 13:46:13 WEST

434 MHz balloon goes around the world

The 434 MHz solar powered party balloon B-64, launched by radio amateur *Leo
Bodnar M0XER*, is approaching the UK at the end of its record breaking
journey around the world

Leo launched his balloon from Silverstone in the UK on July 12, 2014. It
traveled east across Asia, the Pacific and the Americas and is expected to
complete the final transatlantic crossing arriving over Cornwall on July 31
or August 1. It is then likely to continue eastwards into Europe.

Radio amateurs and listeners should be able to receive B-64's Contestia
64/1000 signal on 434.500 MHz USB with the usual pips. When it is over the
UK it will alternate the Contestia transmission with APRS also on 434.500
MHz running 10 mW output.

During the circumnavigation of the northern hemisphere B-64 has traveled
over 25,000 km across some of the most remote terrain in the planet.

See the track of B-64 at

Leo Bodnar M0XER balloons

Download the dl-fldigi software from

Beginners Guide to Tracking using dl-fldigi

Listen to balloons online (when in range of south-east UK) from anywhere in
the world with the SUWS 434 MHz WebSDR (select USB)

To get up-to-date information on balloon flights subscribe to the UKHAS
Mailing List <> by
sending a blank email to this address:

High Altitude Balloon chat on the #highaltitude IRC channel at
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