On Sunday, Aug 28th, early in the morning the 6th Amateur Radio Weather Balloon was successfully launched from Singapore. Balloon Experiments with Amateur Radio (BEAR-6) with the call sign 9V1UP-11 lifted off at 6:50 SGT.
Payload DRA818V with APRS telemetry – location, altitude, temperature and pressure, on 144.39 MHz and with SSTV (Robot 36) on 145.55 MHz was assembled by 9V1LW. The BEAR-6 team members were Lih Wei 9V1LW, Fu Hang, 9V1FH, Choong, 9V1CV and Chew, 9V1YP.
It went to a height above 32 km and speed exceeded 90 km/h a one point.The flight ended with the loss of signal at 10:33.
Balloon Experiment with Amateur Radio BEAR-5 is expected to be airborne on Sunday, 12th Jun 2022 from around 06:45 SGT. CAAS, RSAF and IMDA have approved our application to launch. Payload DRA818V is assembled by 9V1LW and 9V1CV.
APRS on 144.390 MHz, will transmit telemetry: location, altitude, temperature and pressure.
On reaching higher altitude, every 5 minutes SSTV on 145.500 MHz, transmitting a virtual postcard of the balloon.
Please don’t forget: From March 26th, 00:00 UTC to March 27th, 23:59 UTC, the CQ WPX contest takes place. It’s an ideal opportunity to test your equipment and antennas. The contest draws thousands of entries from around the world. Last year we had a record participation from Singapore.