Flynamic, nikcani and myself drove to the GPN19 in Karlsruhe over Ascension Day holidays. Of course the sonde hunting equipment was aloon board, one doesn’t know what might happens. And indeed, the Sunday midday sonde from Stuttgart landed at a reasonable distance southeast of Bietigheim-Bissingen, on a paddock behind a farm.
I was afraid that the on-time recovery of the sonde would be harder in the more fought-over Baden-Württemberg area than at my regular QTH, and therefore also registered the planned recovery at radiosondy. Unfortunately we didn’t met anybody spontaneously at the sonde. When we arrived about 90 minutes after landing, the sonde was active and was quite easy to salvage.
The sonde was on a path behind a farm, the big balloon remainings and the unopened parachute were situated behind an electric fence on a paddock, but could be pulled over.