Wellcome to the first kb8afs radio balloon blog.
This blog will tell about my efforts to launch a balloon, with a ham radio transmitter attached to it.
Expected launch window is late April.
Launch area, TBA
The transmitter will be a Radio shack HTX-202, and running off a 1/4 wave mobile antenna.
Power will be 5W (approx).
The transmit frequency will be 145.565 FM
The ID will be on a loop via an MP3 player.
The plan is to have the unit encased in a toolbox, that is filled with foam sealant and have a parachute attached to it.
This is the overall picher of the prodject.
I shall update the blog when I have something to tell, or just to keep this blog active.
Take care, and 73′s