Picoballoon Fron Argentina

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Picoballoon Fron Argentina

Dear Friends,

On Saturday 8th April 11:00z, from East Argentina coast - weather permits - AMSAT ARGENTINA plans to launch the LEILA PicoBalloon.

This 11 gram tracker, with micro Atmel328, of long duration (circumnavigator) would flight around 13,500 meters height, possibly heading to South Africa and beyond.

Its tracker – tks WB8ELK - is powered by solar panels and a small supercapacitor, only emits during its day.

It will transmit every 10 minutes its WSPR 25mW beacon in 20m, call sign LU7AA, now active as test from Castelar, Buenos Aires.

73 Ignacio (lu1esy)