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Found weather balloon

  • 13-02-2020 2:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 290 ✭✭ Longboard


    Came across this today.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭ Reckless Abandonment


    Cool. Any note saying there it came from or to send it back ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,686 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Email the manufacturer name on front of unit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭ dak


    No need to return.. they ask you to dispose of batteries etc . Ballon burst when it got to 30km up!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,952 ✭✭✭ B0jangles


    Yeah, the company just ask you to dispose of the parts carefully - cool find though!

    http://www.meteomodem.com/sondefound.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,686 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Keep it on a shelf or frame it... Cool find alright.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭ NuttyMcNutty


    The aliens got away though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,409 ✭✭✭ Danno


    It would be interesting to find out where it came from, where it landed and what date it was launched!

    Great find!


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 ✭✭✭ BlueSkyDay


    Maybe I'm wrong but met eireann release them daily..

    Ring them with the info you have and a big maybe might be one of theirs


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭ mikeecho


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    Cool find.
    I'm pretty sure that they are disposable,
    You're safe enough to keep it.

    Edit... Looks like I'm wrong.. contact the details on the box for return details (or keep it)


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭ bingobars


    Put some new batteries in and drive around with it in the boot of the car for a few months??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,992 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Get it going again and use it to recreate the film "Up"?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    bingobars wrote: »
    Put some new batteries in and drive around with it in the boot of the car for a few months??

    Climate change alert.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,201 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Where did you find it? It could have come from Valentia


  • Registered Users Posts: 290 ✭✭ Longboard


    It was found near Clonakilty, west cork yesterday. It's not the first time we found one. The last time we sent it back to Met Eireann in Cahersiveen.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,201 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Definitely from Valentia so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 290 ✭✭ Longboard


    If it was, that was roughly a horizontal distance of 99km travelled


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,115 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Longboard wrote: »
    If it was, that was roughly a horizontal distance of 99km travelled

    I am sure they very often travel a lot further.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 fiona_b


    Oh my, looks cool!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭ tphase


    DOCARCH wrote: »
    I am sure they very often travel a lot further.
    A friend of mine found one (an ozone sonde) on St. Macdara's Island which is just off Mace Head, distance about 153km. It had been there for a while and was in pretty bad nick.
    The OP's find looks like it might still be usable, might be worth having a play with it.

    ME have no interest in getting them back


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,549 ✭✭✭✭ RobertKK


    Back in the 80's had a weather balloon land on the farm, but they didn't have the technology of today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,714 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    It's a pity they couldn't find some new technology that doesn't require rubbish to fall from the sky. :rolleyes:

    At least they should nearly have a tracker on the things and an appointed person travelling around on an eco friendly horse to pick up after themselves.. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,536 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    RobertKK wrote: »
    Back in the 80's had a weather balloon land on the farm, but they didn't have the technology of today.

    When I was at school, back in the 50s, I found one in England, A lot of material etc. The science teacher at school managed to "persuade" it off me though.


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