SF-HAB

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Welcome to the High Altitude Balloon resource in the San Francisco Bay Area


About Us

Who we are

A community of interest for amateur radio and ballooning in all forms. We fly balloons when weather permits, please join us!


Click to access picoballoons-pacificon-2021-1.pdf

Stay Connected

Join the SF-HAB discussion group,
we announce our flights here
https://groups.io/g/sf-hab

We also chat about ballooning on the
San Francisco Radio Club’s Slack
#high-altitude-balloon, join Slack use this

Analysis and information our balloon flights, radiosondes and more
Bryan’s Blog

or info@sf-hab.org


Recent Posts

  • Launch on September 4th at 9am
    We’re launching a pico balloon this Sunday morning, September 4th at 9:00 AM pacific time. If you’re in the area and would like to see the launch, please join us in the Milpitas, CA area in the Ed. R. Levin County Park. See the map link below for the exact location. K6RGG, K6RGG-15 APRS HABContinue reading “Launch on September 4th at 9am”
  • W6MRR-25 Away
    Peter W6DEI and I launched a new fangled Yokohama balloon with a standard tracker. The balloon had been stretched to 100″ diameter. You can track it here
  • Picoballoon Launch Sunday 6/18 9 AM
    We will be meeting by the Berkeley Marina – https://maps.app.goo.gl/erjqu1VxkXkdZtqg6 We will be sending the same tracker with a new Yokohama balloon. It will be sending as W6MRR on 20 m WSPR. If it lights up it will be W6MRR-25 on APRS.
  • New Tracker Underway
    Kazu AG6NS ran out of space for more things like 2 m APRS and 20 m data over SSTV. I had tried a dual 2 m/20 m tracker before but gave up due to self interference. I was using a 6 g 0.5 W FM VHF transmitter module and it caused the ATMega1284 to lockContinue reading “New Tracker Underway”

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