Hello radio friends,
The balloon fox hunting was a big success today.
These events are one of the biggest amateur radio events in the Netherlands there where a lot people
in cars trying to find the balloon first.
And thoussands amateur radio operators have tried to make radio contacts via the balloon U/V FM voice transponder. That was not easy with only one channel!
The weather balloon was exploded at 30.6 kilometers height.
I have heard stations from: Belgium, Germany, Denmark, UK and ofcoarse a lot from the the Netherlands.
I had expected more stations from nearby countries with my posting on amsat-bb but in comparisation with
other years there where not much more. A special thanks for the QSO with Jerry ON4CJQ in Belgium!
Every year is a new balloon fox hunt event in september so keep watching the official website.
73s Cor PD0RKC