Radio amateur Jonathan Trappe KJ4GQV attempted to cross the Atlantic in a cluster balloon carrying beacons on 14.0956 MHz and 144.390 MHz.
At around 1200 UT on Thursday, September 12, 2013 Jonathan KJ4GQV took to the air from Caribou in Maine in a lifeboat suspended by some 370 helium balloons. His flight came to a premature end when he had to land in Newfoundland reportedly near Blow Me Down Provincial Park.
The 14.0956 MHz beacon was just above the WSPR frequency (approx 1880 Hz in the waterfall display) and runs 110 Baud ASCII RTTY, 8-bits, no parity, 1 stop bit with the callsign NG0X.
The multi-mode transmitter transmitted at 10 minute intervals at: 00, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 minutes.
APRS on 144.390 MHz FM was transmitted while over the US/Canada using the callsign KJ4GQV.
A Real-Time Track of NG0X on 14.0956 is at http://spacenear.us/tracker/?filter=NG0X
USA/Canada APRS track is at
Further information at http://www.clusterballoon.com/
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