Monthly Science: As Seen On Radio

This showed up when I looked at our APRS tracks after a recent ride:

Balloon chase - KJ5HY-9
Balloon chase – KJ5HY-9

Poking around a bit showed the target:

Balloon chase - W2KGY-12
Balloon chase – W2KGY-12

Contrary to what I thought, it didn’t come up the Hudson River from West Point:

Balloon chase - W2KGY-12 track - 2018-04-21 to 2018-04-24
Balloon chase – W2KGY-12 track – 2018-04-21 to 2018-04-24

Knowledge of the Universal Law of the Conservation of Perversity informs you a balloon will never land in the middle of a putting green:

Balloon chase - W2KGY-12 landing site
Balloon chase – W2KGY-12 landing site

Apparently the launch is part of a regular class project at West Point. Good clean fun!

3 thoughts on “Monthly Science: As Seen On Radio

    1. And now we know the rest of the story!

      Apropos of space exploration: I got The Thousand Yard Model a zillion years ago, collected a box of planets and a bowling ball sun, set it up at several family gatherings, and never took space travel for granted ever again.

  1. That’s great. I was set my model up on the Walkway Over the Hudson two weeks ago, but then had to stow it immediately when they spotted approaching lightning. I hope to have a few more shots at it this summer.

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