A ham from North Carolina trying to cross the Atlantic in a
basket held aloft by 365 individual helium balloons took off from Caribou,
Maine on September 12 and made it successfully across … the Gulf of St.
Lawrence. "Landed safe, at an alternate location," Jonathan Trappe,
KJ4GQV, posted on his Facebook page. That location, according to the ARRL
, turned out to be Newfoundland, only a few hundred miles from his
liftoff point. Trappe's craft carried amateur radio beacons on 20 meters (RTTY)
and 2 meters (APRS). No word yet as to when, or whether, he will try again.