Sunday, May 5, 2013

Green Bay area weather balloon carrying APRS

On Monday May 6th, there will be a weather balloon launched from Lombardi middle school.  It will be carrying APRS.  If you are interested in seeing it's track you can follow it on the internet at  More details about the launch and the balloon itself including pictures will be posted here after the event.   

From the Green Bay Press Gazette, May 6th, 2013:

Robert Lane of the Green Bay Mike & Key Club holds a weather balloon next to Lombardi Middle School student Camden Guzman at the school Monday.

The balloon — equipped with cameras, a global positioning system tracking device, and parachute — was launched as part of a science lesson coupled with the education programs from the Civil Air Patrol.

The balloon was expected to come down somewhere near Marshfield.

Well, it didn't make it too far and quit reporting on the decent at 10,000 feet and was found between Pulaski and Navarino.