At 11:00 utc 22.08.14 the MoXER-4 Balloon was logged, by EI2GCP APRS Digi, flying towards the North West coast of Ireland. The Balloon's Altitude was 12,262 metres and speed 88km/h. Tracking continued until 14:14 UTC where the balloon was then picked up by EI2LLP as it passed over Westport. EI2LLP is located just South West of Dundalk. Numerous reports had been received around Ireland by individuals with APRS equipment in vehicles and at home.
Passage of M0XER-4 from 22/08/2014 - 27/08/2014
The M0XER-4 Balloon is a homemade plastic envelope carrying an Amateur Radio payload launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER. The balloon carries a tiny 10mW Solar Powered transmitter weighing just 11gm. If the APRS transmitter falls out of range of a Digipeater, it can store up to 5 days of positions in its APRS Comments field. If, however, it has been out of radio contact, a straight line will appear on the APRS map