Radio Amateur arrives in Ulan Bator in Fiat Panda (with pick-up truck)

The Uncertainly Principle 1.1 litre Fiat Panda with AMSAT-UK Logo

Neil Melville PA9N and Helen Woolnough arrived in Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar), Mongolia on Thurday, August 23. They were towed the last part of the journey by pick-up truck having broken down in Mongolia on Tuesday at 46.05N, 100.51E.

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Radio Amateur Reaches Mongolia in Fiat Panda

The Uncertainly Principle 1.1 litre Fiat Panda with AMSAT-UK Logo

The Uncertainly Principle 1.1 litre Fiat Panda with AMSAT-UK Logo

Despite a small war in Tajikistan Neil Melville PA9N and Helen Woolnough, driving their 9 year old 1.1 litre Fiat Panda, have now made it to Mongolia. On Sunday, August 19 their location was given as 46.37 N, 96.25 E.

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Honeymoon Adventure

The Uncertainly Principle 1.1 litre Fiat Panda with AMSAT-UK Logo

Helen Woolnough and Neil Melville PA9N are setting off on a honeymoon with a difference, and they aim to make a difference by raising money for charity.

They are taking part in the Mongol Rally where participants drive, in no more than six weeks, from the UK to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, using a thoroughly unsuitable car of 1.2 litres or less.

Helen and Neil’s entry is called The Uncertainty Principle. They will be driving a 9 year old 1.1 litre Fiat Panda on their epic journey which starts July 14.

The challenging route will take them through the Gobi desert and over the Pamir Highway (the second highest road in the world). They aim to cover more than 10,000 miles through 19 countries, with no support, no mechanic, and no clue.

They’ll be raising money for the Lotus Children’s Centre Charitable Trust and UNICEF.

Over the years Neil PA9N has given many presentations to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford, and his first spacecraft project was XO-53.

One AMSAT-UK member who sponsored Neil, asked for the AMSAT-UK Logo, together with the caption which reads “You can have even more FUN in space”, to be displayed on the underside of the bonnet for maximum exposure!

The Uncertainty Principle http://theuncertaintyprinciple.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Uncertainty.Principle.2012

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncertaintyP

Fundraising: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/theuncertaintyprinciple

Mongol Rally:  http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/mongol-rally

XO-53: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID=20