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Author Topic: How to track & recover a NWS weather balloon & radiosonde  (Read 84 times)

Offline Josh

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Re: How to track & recover a NWS weather balloon & radiosonde
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 2146 UTC »
Good video Josh, Thanks.
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Re: How to track & recover a NWS weather balloon & radiosonde
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 2245 UTC »
I spend a lot of time in the woods and have been fortunate enough to have find Two of them over the years randomly. Not much to them, but fun to dissect. The guys I work with were really fascinated with them also.

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Re: How to track & recover a NWS weather balloon & radiosonde
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 2323 UTC »
Props to all who venture forth into the wild, me, I'd get bit by some snake(s), covered in fleas and ticks, and etc. As much as I'd like to harvest me one of them sondes, I'm safer here by the radio.
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Re: How to track & recover a NWS weather balloon & radiosonde
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 0137 UTC »
Both of the ones I found were hanging by their parachute stuck in a tree. When I found the first One I had no idea what it was.