This year our group has visited the Central States VHF Society Conference in Austin and like last year we’ve launched a foil balloon from N5JXO’s Joust House. It’s a Pecan Pico 5 with 2 x AAA (Energizer Ultimate Lithium) batteries. Tropical winds are slowly pushing the low altitude floater to the West and we’ve reached New Mexico after 24 hours. Batteries are still in good shape and temperatures at 17,000 ft are very convenient, even at night.
Thanks to W5ACM for the launch picture.
After 3 days of stable float and slow winds BLT40.1 was finally lost in North /West New Mexico.