BEAR-6 Successfully Launched

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.

BEAR-6
SSTV picture transmitted from BEAR-6

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.

Tracking the balloon with APRS

BEAR-5 Latest Update

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.