Saskatoon Amateur Radio Club
High Altitude Balloon

Here we go again.

May 17, 2009
08:00 Local (1400 UTC)

Launched and Recovered!
Details to follow

Wow.  What a winter.  Now that it's over, it's time to get back to ballooning.  SABRE-5 is scheduled to take to the skies on the May long weekend.  Check out the Live Tracking page for up to the minute details.

Just like SABRE-4, SABRE-5 will contain 2 independent APRS trackers, a still and video camera and a 220 MHz micro beacon.  This flight we're also adding an ATV package designed by Bob, VE5RGM.  In previous flights, we learned the hard way that a 440 MHz ATV transmitter will jam the GPS receivers.  To reduce the possibility of this, the ATV payload will be suspended about 20 feet below the tracking payload.

Payload Images