PS-21 was released at 7:30am Sun 21/9/2014 from Melbourne.
Multimode HF testing.
PICO party balloon, 15mW TX
30m and 40m WSPR on 10.1402Mhz and 7.0401Mhz
Olivia and JT65 on 10.142Mhz and 7.047Mhz
Tracked on spacenear.us
Initial WSPR map:
Update #1 5:30pm
WSPR is working well
Olivia could not cope with heavy fading very well, we have been using JT65 for tracking
Update #2 7:30pm we got some very good WSPR paths from the balloon
Update #3 5:30am 22/9
PS-21 made it to the middle of Australia overnight
Update #4 6:40pm 22/9
PS-21 re-appeared in the afternoon near Cairns, heading out to sea
This is pretty cool, showing ZL1RS receiving Olivia from the balloon, from 2900km away
Update #5 7:30am 24/9
PS-21 descended near Fiji overnight, marking the end of the test.
The balloon was tracked all the way down to 2700m before contact was lost.
Last WSPR spots
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