PS-45 was released at 7am Sat 16/5/2015 AEST
Solar powered party balloon, 10mW TX.
APRS on 145.175Mhz
Olivia 8/250 with RSID on 434.649Mhz USB (Dial frequency)
Update #1 8:30am 17/5/2015 AEST
PS-45 has been travelling slowly towards Adelaide. Good tracking on UHF with the VK5 stations taking over from VK3s this morning
Update #2 9:30pm 18/5/2015 AEST
PS-45 went over Adelaide last night, before taking a sharp turn towards Brisbane.
The balloon just left the coastline towards the Pacific, with the last APRS packet received by VK2RPL-3 at 479km.
Update #3 11:30am 24/5/2015 AEST
PS-45 is spotted in Chile this morning
Update #4 11:00pm 24/5/2015 AEST
PS-45 was seen crossing Argentina in the afternoon, at 217km/h. It didn’t take long before the balloon left Argentina coastline around 6pm AEST.