Video of the pico balloon race at the Dayton Hamvention

Bill Brown

Video of the launch of the four pico balloons for the Dayton Hamvention balloon race launched in high winds on Saturday. W8BI-11, W8BI-12, W8BI-13 and W5KUB-3. Astronaut Doug Wheelock launched W5KUB-3 which hit an RV and a power assisted liftoff on a power line which made for an exciting and dramatic launch. -Bill WB8ELK.

On May 19, 2019, at 6:03 PM, Hank Riley via Groups.Io <n1ltv@...> wrote:

A nice compact little squad of four pico balloons just passed Nantucket Island.   Traveling with speeds now in excess of 40 MPH.

W5KUB-3 trailing those of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association's trio of W8BI-11, W8BI-12, and W8BI-13.

KUB, BI-12, and BI-13 remarkably close together after the distance traveled so far.