Monthly Archives: April 2013

Making the Helix Antenna

Summary The helix antenna will be what we use to communicate with the balloon during it’s ascent. Materials Materials are:- Item Quantity Notes 100mm PVC Pipe 1 metre A4 Paper 4 pieces 2mm solid Copper wire 3 metres Aluminum sheet … Continue reading

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Researching Antennas

Selecting an Antenna As usual, I underestimated the importance of the antenna and the difficulties involved in selecting what ultimately needs to be a compromise. We can’t have everything! We need to decide upon the antenna for the HAB and … Continue reading

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Payload Design

The payload which I refer to here is all the box and all the gadgets we send up at the end of the balloon. It includes all the necessary pieces to ensure that they remain functional at all times. The … Continue reading

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