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Weather Balloon Science Data Flight

$150 of $500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 14 months
I am an amateur radio, or ham radio, operator (callsign N4BWR). I am also a space and science enthusiast. Over the past six years, I have launched three high-altitude weather balloons (including one that we completely lost when the batteries died). 

The very first flight was an awareness project that I started to raise awareness for a nonprofit I ran at the time. Through a really unusual and long story , that mission reached a ton of people, and got some people very interested in science.

At a local SKYWARN certification class, I was talking with a meteorologist at our local National Weather Service office. He mentioned submitting any data we gathered on our flights.

I would like to continue working with my local amateur radio club , and have at least one balloon launch this year. However, the helium and the balloons themselves are fairly expensive. I have already contributed GoPro cameras and amateur radio tracking equipment to the cause, and a friend and fellow club member has contributed batteries.

If you can help us reach our goal, it would cover the helium and balloon costs for a few launches. I would also like to purchase some inexpensive Arduino components to log temperature, humidity, and other weather data.  Thank you for your support.
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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that the weather balloon launch that we had scheduled for this Saturday (7/29) has been rescheduled for the following Saturday (8/5). We have discovered that two APRS trackers that I have are dead. Thanks to WX4BK for spending a lot of time wrestling with the hardware problems, and thanks to WD8LQT for offering his TinyTrak to use on the upcoming flight. The next launch attempt will still be at the Hobby Lobby in Carrollton. We'll plan to meet at 9 AM on August 5 and begin preparation for launch. We'll keep you updated. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at blake@n4bwr.com.

73,
Blake - N4BWR
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$150 of $500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 14 months
Created March 11, 2017
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Hope I can watch the flight! Good Luck, N4GWB.

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