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bharvey2

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When I was a kid in school, I remember watching a short movie entitled "The Red Balloon". Maybe it's time for a remake with some high tech APRS added in. It would certainly make it more interesting.
 

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Maybe it's time for a remake with some high tech APRS added in.
Amateur radio balloons with APRS and other beacons and even repeaters are nothing new.
Some of the flights are listed at Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning.
 

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Amateur radio balloons with APRS and other beacons and even repeaters are nothing new.
Some of the flights are listed at Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning.
Understood. My comment was related more to the movie which was probably made in the mid to late '50s. The APRS tracking would be a nice tech touch if the movie were to be made today.
 

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I remember reading a few years back where a elementary grade school class in England had each of the students send up a balloon with the classroom contact information attached. One little guy sent up his balloon and it landed in none other than the garden of Windsor Castle, where the Queen found it and had her secretary send him a nice reply.
 
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