Tracking high altitude balloons is a lot of FUN. Helium filled balloons are fitted with a small payload transmitting telemetry back down to earth. These balloons can reach altitudes of 35km, depending on the filling level and type of balloon.
Today, one was released by a local club of HAB enthusiasts and I tracked it using a moderate setup on the balcony
Using DL-FLDIGI to decode the signals and uplink them to the internet.