June 20th 2022 W9BLN and KB9LM

We launched W9BLN and KB9LM on June 19th and only heard from W9BLN, until this evening. We are now tracking two balloons. KB9LM started transmitting at 12:32 UTC this morning and last transmitted near Birmingham Alabama, at 23:12 UTC at Gridsquare EM63lr Is it a ghost? we’ll find out tomorrow.

W9BLN last transmitted at 23:28 UTC at Gridsquare EM54lg Just South of New Albany Mississippi with a new heading going north, at a breakneck speed of 6 knots per hour, W9BLN may be going in circles for a while. W9BLN has been pretty steady at 9,000 meters, just over 29,000 feet.

W9BLN Gridsquare EM54lg Just South of New Albany Mississippi

KB9LM was launched using our board with 7 panel Polycrystalline Solar panels with one breaking before launch and a 36″ clear Chinese balloon.

W9BLN was launched using the QRP-Labs U4B with 7 panel Polycrystalline solar panels with one breaking before lauch and a 36″ clear Chinese balloon.

We’re tracking W9BLN on the QRP-Labs U4B tracking software and KB9LM using wspr.rocks Please go to the tab above “Links to Locate and Track” for tracking these two balloons and the Jetstream on Ventusky.

until tomorrow 73, Cary KD9ITO

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