I believe NASA uses 403.0000 . It may be a worthy question on the SPACE forum here on RR as those guys montior extra-terrestrial comms.k9rzz said:Any sources for weather balloon frequencies? I think they run in the 400 - 407 mhz range, but I'm not sure.
YEAH! That's the target.ScanManQSL said:I’m glad this topic was brought up. I was at the NWS-Sterling open house for a SKYWARN training class and one of the demonstrations was letting the weather balloon go.
I have some pictures…
The balloon going up up and away - The orange looking object is a radar reflector
Right you are, it's a start:Q101ATFD said:I quick look at the manufacturer specs for the radiosonde in the picture shows a tuning range of 400MHz to 406MHz (403MHz nominal), which is the standard frequency for the NWS and Navy balloons.
You won't have any luck decoding the onboard GPS data because it only broadcasts doppler data, not its actual location.
Shoot! I could have picked that up, That is near by where I live. J/J Good find John!kb4kro said:
k9rzz said:I want to hear a weather balloon! (probably not very exciting in itself, but it's the challenge that's appealing to me).