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13-02-2020, 13:45   #1
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Found weather balloon

Came across this today.





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13-02-2020, 14:15   #2
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Cool. Any note saying there it came from or to send it back ?
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13-02-2020, 14:17   #3
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Email the manufacturer name on front of unit.
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13-02-2020, 14:32   #4
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No need to return.. they ask you to dispose of batteries etc . Ballon burst when it got to 30km up!
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Yeah, the company just ask you to dispose of the parts carefully - cool find though!

http://www.meteomodem.com/sondefound.html
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13-02-2020, 15:41   #6
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Keep it on a shelf or frame it... Cool find alright.
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13-02-2020, 15:45   #7
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The aliens got away though?
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13-02-2020, 18:08   #8
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It would be interesting to find out where it came from, where it landed and what date it was launched!

Great find!
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13-02-2020, 18:34   #9
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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
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13-02-2020, 20:54   #10
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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)
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13-02-2020, 21:15   #11
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Put some new batteries in and drive around with it in the boot of the car for a few months??
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Get it going again and use it to recreate the film "Up"?
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13-02-2020, 21:18   #13
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Put some new batteries in and drive around with it in the boot of the car for a few months??
Climate change alert.
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Where did you find it? It could have come from Valentia
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14-02-2020, 07:59   #15
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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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