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Author Topic: Sterling VA 27 March 2019 Morning Radiosonde Weather Balloon Launch  (Read 106 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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I noticed another radiosonde signal slightly higher in frequency: (more on that in a reply post)


The map of the decoded positions:


Altitude:


The predicted path:
Chris Smolinski
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I believe the other signal is from the Blacksburg NWS office. I am amazed to have received it!

A map of the received positions:


Not many but you can see the short red line in western VA.

The list of decodes:


I will need to be on the lookout for this again.
Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
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NRD 545 / netSDR / AFE822x / AirSpy HF+ / KiwiSDR / 670 ft horizontal loop / 500 ft northeast beverage / 270 ft west-south-west beverage / 300 ft south beverage / 43m / 20m / 10m  dipoles / Crossed Parallel Loop