Three local schools get radio stations

If the weather cooperates this week, the Southern Amateur Radio Union along with Flomaton Elementary School, Brewton Middle School, and the Brewton Area YMCA Pre-School will be launching a Amateur Radio Station for each school.

These stations will be tethered to a special long float balloon. These balloons are designed to float for extended periods of time, some have stayed up for almost two years.

The weather conditions will determine the exact date of launch, so there must be sunny conditions and no or light winds. The initial ‘window of launch opportunity’ was set to Tuesday, Feb. 18 throug...

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