Radio Hams BBC Stargazing Live Balloon Picture

BBC Sky Balloon image received by Graeme 2I0WGM and Philip MI0VIM

BBC Sky Balloon image received by Graeme 2I0WGM and Philip MI0VIM

Graeme 2I0WGM and Philip MI0VIM got some publicity for the Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club by submitting a picture received from a BBC balloon on 434.650 MHz.

It was a BBC Stargazing Live experiment to send a balloon to the stratosphere that would tweet data from near space. The SWIFT balloon carried a transmitter on 434.650 MHz that sent pictures using 300 bps FSK and reached an altitude of 18.982 km.

Graeme 2I0WGM and Philip MI0VIM submitted their picture to the BBC which can be seen at
https://twitter.com/BBCSkyBalloon/status/289016211143016448/photo/1

The balloon carried a VIP passenger, Pudsey the bear from BBC Children in Need. Pudsey survived his epic journey unharmed.

The balloon was tracked at http://spacenear.us/tracker/

BBC Sky Balloon on Twitter https://twitter.com/BBCSkyBalloon

Lismore school and BBC to capture the final frontier
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20671527

BBC – Giant weather balloon carries out its sky mission
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20959699

Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club http://www.muarc.com/