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[aprssig] Western AZ weather balloon??

chuck gelm nc8q-1 at gelm.net
Fri Sep 17 17:06:52 UTC 2004


J. Gary Bender, WS5N wrote:

>Evening TV In Albuquerque said it is a scientific research balloon launched from 
>Ft. Sumner, NM.  Big sucker.  I think they said it was 400' diameter, capable of 
>a multi-ton payload.  It was at 125,000' around 22:00 MDT last night (Thursday), 
>near the AZ-NM border, still in sunlight.  I was not listening as closely as I 
>should have.  I might have some details wrong.  Apparently it generated a number 
>of UFO sightings.
>
>--
>Gary, WS5N
>Tijeras, New Mexico USA
>
>
>On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 06:29:55 -0700, Spider wrote:
>  
>
>>There is a weather balloon floating around my area.  It's currently
>>shinning like a star.  Is this being tracked by anyone?  Freq?
>>
>>Jim, WA6OFT
>>    
>>
I wonder if the balloon was radio reflective?
I wonder if anyone's 'stations heard' list was increased by the balloon?

Regards, Chuck






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