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Friday, April 15, 2016

WSPR Party Balloons Make it Across the Pond

Hans Summers
April 15 at 11:25am
VE3KCL/QRP Labs S-9 balloon finally reached Europe! What a crazy way to cross the Atlantic. Crossed Portugal, now into Spain. France is next! 16mW 30m WSPR signal was reported in ZL and VK (19,000km DX). Who says you need 5W on HF WSPR? 73 Hans G0UPL http://qrp-labs.com


  1. For all: the live tracking link in the previous report (http://qrp-labs.com/ultimate3/ve3kcl-balloons/ve3kcl-s9.html) is the direct link for the flight.

  2. It was almost in Turkey yesterday zulu. Haven't been able to find it today (Sunday).

  3. Given the situation on their borders, and their valiant attempts at secularisation, I would not be surprised to find a touchy military to have shot it down as a spy drifting in on the evening breeze. Are there any Turkish Hams with any news?


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