Missing Weather Balloon

Today (8/5/2017), we launched a high altitude weather balloon from Carrollton, GA. The flight followed predictions very well (except for a longer track due to less lift), until it reached 71,124 feet. At this point, the APRS telemetry fell silent several miles ESE of Fayetteville. If you live in the Fayetteville area, or near Blacksville or McDonough, please keep an eye out for a bright orange payload with a blue parachute. Below is a search map and a photo of our payload

 

NOTE: If you live in these areas, try talking on 146.550 MHz to see if you hear our simplex repeater. If you do, please note the location as precisely as possible, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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