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[aprssig] K6RPT-12 Balloon Adrift...

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Wed Dec 5 04:16:34 UTC 2012



On 05/12/12 15:04, Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> I said...
>
>> K6RPT-12 just showed up just west of Morocco! It was gated
>> by EA7FQB. Altitude (after thinking it was skimming the waves)
>> was 34987 metres. Heading is 101 degrees.
>
> I forgot to add that speed is a leisurely 116.6 kph. Does sunlight
> cause floaters to go up a bit as it warms? Sunrise should be in just
> a few hours. If it stays on the current course (I'm sure it won't) it
> would go over Morocco, Algeria, skim just south of Libya, over
> Sudan, and finally northern Ethiopia and then Somalia before heading 
> out over the Indian Ocean. I would think IGates will
> be sparse while it crosses the African continent, so I suspect
> it will only be heard a few more times... unless winds take
> it on a more northerly course. California, here I come!
>
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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> -- 
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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Next stop Australia. I hope nobody throws a Boomerang at it.

Ray vk2tv



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