March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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via the RSGB: 3 April – Sheep Worrier: A High Altitude Balloon Flight & Recovery System by Heather Nickalls M0HMO

Heather’s presentation

In this talk she will cover an introduction to flying HABs (High Altitude Balloons), the radio systems involved, some science experiments she did on their flights, the recovery system she developed to help find the payload when it lands and, of course, lots of pictures from “almost” the edge of space.

About Heather

Ever since making her first computer in 1982 Heather has enjoyed playing with computers and electronics. She spent most of her career travelling around the world fixing customers’ problems with their software or hardware projects before retiring in 2016 so that she could stay at home and fix problems with her own software and hardware projects.

She discovered amateur radio in 2012 but virtually never gets on air as she is always too busy making things so that she can get on air.

She is interested in everything from quantum computer program design to PIC programming, vintage cars, anything to do with space or astronomy and every aspect of radio from DC to Light especially if it has an SDR in it.

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