Balloon 'floater' at 110,000 feet

Karl W4KRL W4KRL at
Wed Dec 5 10:38:48 CST 2012



I calculate that it crashed near 34°25.75' N 3°58.96' W at 09:26Z December
5. It was floating around 35,000m. From 09:08Z to 09:22Z it dropped at the
rate of about 2,200m/min. No report since 09:22Z.


Karl W4KRL


From: Iain McFadyen [mailto:ki4hlv at] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 12:14 AM
To: tacos at
Subject: Re: Balloon 'floater' at 110,000 feet


The balloon has made it across the Atlantic, and is just off the coast of


Still at around 115,000 feet. Travelling just 70mph.


Some friends in the Azores were listening, but did not hear anything on


The link below should still work...


Iain   KI4HLV


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Iain McFadyen <ki4hlv at> wrote:

Check the link:!mt=roadmap


Launched in California at 11pm last night, and now over Kansas.


Not sure whether they are attempting a round the globe trip or not...


Also wondering why there are such wild GPS errors (take a look at the




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