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[aprssig] Western AZ weather balloon??

Spider spider at rivcom.net
Fri Sep 17 18:35:32 UTC 2004

It made the news in the Phoenix area.  They did mention it was 700' from top 
to bottom.  It's a big one!

I can still see it here in Parker, AZ (western AZ).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Gary Bender, WS5N" <WS5N at mindspring.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Western AZ weather balloon??

Evening TV In Albuquerque said it is a scientific research balloon launched 
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 
near the AZ-NM border, still in sunlight.  I was not listening as closely as 
should have.  I might have some details wrong.  Apparently it generated a 
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

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