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Here we go again. Balloon chase Monday 28th. January 2019

The radiosonde is a small, expendable instrument package that is suspended below a 1.8 metre wide balloon filled with hydrogen or helium. As the radiosonde rises at about 300 meters/minute, sensors on the radiosonde measure profiles of pressure, temperature, and … Continue reading

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Yet another successful Balloon chase.

Today’s weather balloon launch was looking promising as the prediction was for it to land just East of Nangwarry in the Lower South East of South Australia, only about 18 kms from home. After contacting Charles, VK5HD, and finding out … Continue reading

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Weather sonde chase. Monday 14th. January 2019

This is my first post in what seems like ages. (Probably because it is). Recently a number of South East Radio Group members have been tracking weather balloons here in South East South Australia. A balloon is released automatically from … Continue reading

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No posts for ages.

Unfortunately I have not been active at all lately. Hopefully this will change very soon.  

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Gower C.P. 5CP-079. VKFF-0798.

Once I had finished my activation of the Tantanoola Caves C.P. I moved around the corner, (see map in the Tantanoola Caves C.P. post below), and set up in my usual spot in a small clearing 50 metres from the … Continue reading

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TANTANOOLA CAVES C.P. 5CP-225. VKFF-0804

The weekend of the 1st and 2nd of April 2017 was the 4th. Anniversary activation weekend for the VK5 Parks Award. As I have been involved with this Award scheme pretty much right from the start I was keen to … Continue reading

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Meet & Greet with Tony. VK3XV/5. (VK3VTH)

As I was looking at Paul, VK5PAS’s spreadsheet of activations for the VK5 4th Anniversary activation weekend I realised that Tony and XYL Sheryl would be activating Penambol C.P. on the Saturday afternoon. As Penambol C.P. is only 15 minutes … Continue reading

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