July 2013 Club Meeting - "Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches"

 

July 19, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

 

Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches

Presented By 

Professor David Iadevaia, KF7MZY

Prof. Iadevaia will speak on the importance of Ham Radio in high altitude balloon launch, tracking and recovery. The high altitude balloon activity is part of NASA Space Grant program which sponsors high altitude balloon programs at the colleges and universities in Arizona.

Some topics he will cover from an actual flight:

APRS
Cross Band repeater
Flight Computer
Accelerometer
Video
Photographic imaging
How to get involved
ANSR (Arizona Near Space Research)
Video from 87,000 feet over Picacho Peak

Here is an example of an actual photo taken from the balloon: