Tonights show is all about Hamvention 2019. Co hosts include Bill Brown, wb8elk, master of high altitude balloons, Katie Allen WY7YL, Jason Johnston, and Tom Medlin W5KUB. Astronaut Doug Wheelock launches the w5kub-3 balloon.
This week we welcome back Dave Casler. Tonight Howard Nurse the developer of the mfj RigPi will talk about the new product now released and ready to purchase. Pat Schouten K7LNP reviews a new very inexpensive sdr transceiver for about $120 , We give an update on our High altitude balloon and the launching of our next one this coming Monday, and we are all excited and talking about heading to the Hamvention 2019 next week.
Update on our high altitude balloon. We have traveled over 14000 miles but hit some big storms off the coast of Japan. it was going up and down. We have lost contact with it through aprs at this time so we dont know if its still up or down. We will have to wait 3 days until it gets near Hawaii to see if the aprs station there picks it up.
Tues April 23 live hamradio show on w5kub.com at 8:00 PM central. This week, hamvention officers with us and breaking news, We will have an update on our high altitude balloon, plus much more. Phone lines open and chat room for our viewers. Our show is always simucast on international shortwave on 5130 khz. If you have ideas or subjects for the show please contact us. We invite you to join our large ham radio facebook group of 7000 members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/
The weather has cleared a little today and we launched a test balloon. Its designed to stay up only about 21 days but it should circle the earth. We hope in the next couple weeks to launch our real high altitude balloon. It could stay up for a year.
Tonight we review our pending launch of a high altitude balloon and look at some that are circumnavigating the earth. With us tonight are Jim Brown Wb8ELK the Master of high altitude balloons, Martin F. Jue, K5FLU , founder of MFJ, and Pat Schouten K7lnp.