November 13th 2022, AA6DY and K9YO

We have both balloons reporting early today.

Pico Balloon K9YO was first to report at 11:30 UTC at Grid IO93PP, near Manchester, England. K9YO is flying at an altitude of 13,180 meters, 43,230 feet. K9YO transmitted for 30 minutes today from 11:30 UTC to 12:00 UTC going to sleep near Kelleythorpe, England Grid IO93TX

K9YO at Grid IO93PP, Manchester, England, 43,230 feet

We’re going to pose this question to the larger group.

There are 3 countries in the world that do not allow radio transmissions when flying over. Yemen, North Korea and …… the U.K. But here we are, waking up over Manchester, England. What’s the line between the U.K. and England. Where are transmissions allowed and not allowed. Please post your comments, and we’ll share tomorrow.

Yesterday we were predicting that K9YO would wake near the Caspian Sea on November 16th. Now we’re predicting as our “Best Guess” that K9YO will be over western China by November 17th.

K9YO “Best Guess” November 17th 2022

We’re still having some fun playing with the Sondehub Projected Float, here is Pico Balloon K9YO from November 13th. Our last Sondehub projection had K9YO going north or south depending on the altitude, now it looks like the general direction will be eastward.

K9YO Sondehub Projected Float from November 13th 2022

Pico Balloon AA6DY woke at 16:22 UTC with the 6 Grid Maidehead at 17:04 UTC at Grid CJ40AK, near the North and South Pacific Oceans east of the International Date Line. AA6DY is flying at an altitude of 14,420 meters, 47,298 feet.

AA6DY at Grid CJ40AK, East of the International Date Line, altitude 47,298 feet

Pico Balloon AA6DY has continued to make progress going eastward with our “Best Guess” that AA6DY will be near the Country of Peru, South America on November 17th 2022. We’re getting closer to the 3rd Circumnavigation around the world.

AA6DY “Best Guess” November 17th 2022

Below is the Sondehub Projected Float from November 13th 2022.

AA6DY, Sondehub Projected Float from November 13th 2022

Our Locate and Track page has been updated for the 84 hour NOAA Hyplit projection, Ventusky for wind speed and direction. Both our Pico Balloons AA6DY and K9YO are working on the 3rd lap around the world.

73, Cary KD9ITO

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