back to article PIGS IN SPAAAACE: HAMS send porker to 25,927m

The recent news that a pop vid director had sent a vintage Sony telly up to the stratosphere prompted us to note that just about everything bar the kitchen sink has been dispatched heavenwards under a meteorological balloon. One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig, surprising given the headline-friendly …

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It's just a little airborne, it's still good! It's still good!

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Yes, great job Radio Hams, but I came to The Register this morning to read about water on Mars and all I can find is pigs at 26KM.

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Next, Kermit. To advertise Sky's new series.

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Piiiigs in Spaaace!

// we just need to get Satan on skis and wonderful things will happen, right?

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Pigs on the wing!

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Followed quickly by...

...David Cameron with a jetpack!

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Does the ham turn into bacon ?

On re-entry maybe ?

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Re: Does the ham turn into bacon ?

That's one for Corbyn to ask at PMQ's!

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First Photo..

Is now my new wallpaper

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And now a comment from Dr. Seuss...

A balloon! A balloon!

Could you, would you?

I could not, would not in the air,

and that's because I just don't care

for marine eggs and ham on string.

Just don't be silly! That's not a thing!

I do not like them with a balloon,

I WILL not eat them with a spoon!

I do not like them up in space,

I do not like them on my face.

I do not like marine eggs and ham,

and that's because it does not scan.

Sam-I-am

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Oh dear, it's Monday again. Quick, hide the caffeine...

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Won't someone think of the environment!

They really should be using Green Eggs And Ham.

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"One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig"

Pink Floyd did try this, but, alas, not under a meteorological balloon...

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Scratching around to find it

I presume they found where it was in the field by tracking its locator bacon.

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Re: Scratching around to find it

I am not sure that technology is entirely kosher.....

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Launching from Newark, Lincolnshire

Newark-on-Trent is in Nottinghamshire, if that's the one you're referring to...

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You are correct. But it's close enough to pig country to not matter in this case. Oink! Oink!

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Chertsey radio club tracking the balloon and howto

Have a look at our guide and how we tracked the pig in the balloon

http://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.com

Have a go let me know if it works for you?

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