Test - 2018-05-08

Tracker Details

Tracker Type: WSPR

Model: PicoTrackerWSPR1

Powered by 2 AAA batteries

Launch Parameters

Balloon and Payload

  • 36" Qualatex, unstretched
  • 24.9 gram payload (after removing paper cup weight)


See if WSPR transmitter actually works and can be picked up by other stations at distances that make this technology worth pursuing.


Tracker crashed into a tree immediately after takeoff given too little free lift.

Over night it managed to free itself, and was heard by one station at a distance of 621 miles.

The balloon I think didn't really rise in the air, this was mostly a terrible launch that happened to produce one small useful piece of information.