Support Our Weather Balloon Flights

Many of you know that I launch weather balloons with the West Georgia Amateur Radio Society. While they are fun, and a good learning experience (and even an emcomm training experience), they are expensive. I have already purchased the cameras and tracking equipment. The balloon and helium for each launch cost about $100 each. You can help support us by purchasing a t-shirt (don't forget to customize it with your callsign!), or donating to our GoFundMe campaign. Thanks for your support!

Balloon Launch & Recovery Team T-shirt  GoFundMe Campaign
   

Our Balloon Flights

Flight Designation
Date
Launch Site
Status
Notes
BTS-1
5-8-2011
Houston, TX
Recovered after a week in a Louisiana swamp
Read story here
BTS-1X
7-23-2011
Carrollton, GA
Recovered after landing in a lake
GPS not rated for high altitude. Cut out at top of flight
BTS-1Y
11-6-2011
Carrollton, GA
Lost when batteries died in flight
Predictions and potential search area here