Ham Radio Balloon, UFO or Chinese Spy??

Ham radio ballooning is all over the news with the recent likely downing of one by the US military. Today I’ll give you a quick primer on what it is and why amateur radio operators do it.

Links from the video:
Ham radio balloon shot down:
ARISS Ballooning:
Rules governing balloon launches:
Tom’s Youtube channel:
Cool balloon launch story:
https://www.wfla.com/news/national/u-s-general-not-ruling-out-aliens-after-jets-down-4-objects-in-8-days/
Balloon tracker:
APRS tracking site: aprs.fi
WSPR tracking site: pskreporter.info
Balloons for launches:
APRS and WSPR Beacons:

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