Sunday, October 6, 2013

Have you heard their Balloon? (on 446.450mhz)

The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association (TCARA) launched a radio equipped weather balloon around 4pm today (Sunday 10/6/13) from a location near the Pyramid Mall in Ithaca. The radio transmitter was tracked North and East into Cayuga County. The last known strongest signal was from a location between Owasco and Skanaeateles Lakes. The radio payload was not recovered and the search was called off at dark. The radio was transmitting a CW ID on 446.450 mhz. The club estimated the life of the battery at about 10 hours, so it will most likely fail overnight into Monday morning. If any one does recover it, please contact any TCARA board member through their web site at for instructions on how to return it to their group.

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