On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport

On the way to friedrichshafen @ LIS Airport
Balua is going to friedrichshafen international ham fair! We will be watching an HAB demonstration and keep updated about the latest technologies in radio communication. Stay tuned for updates. More info  

New Arrivals – GPS Modules

New Arrivals - GPS Modules
New GPS modules have arrived to Balua’s HQ ! Goodbye Venus GPS Receiver with heavy antenna and higher power consumption. Welcome Mr. Ublox max6 with low power consumption and lightweight Sarantel antennas. It’s Christmas time here!

RTL-SDR @ Raspberry Pi 2

RTL-SDR @ Raspberry Pi
Last developments on communications: Software Defined Radio (RTL-SDR)  running on Raspberry Pi via TCP. Check out the picture, SSH to the Pi and SDR# client receiving data. The client is 400km apart form the radio itself (and the RasPi).  A real useful tool for tracking our balloon!

Another step to the next launch!

Another step to the next launch!
Balua’s new laminator for fast PCB prototyping using toner transfer has arrived. Know we can start prototyping the next PCB’s for launch. The RTTY communication board will probably be the first!  

2nd Nov flight 2

2nd Nov flight
BALUA TWO, our second flight was another amazing success! More photos and videos soon! Check the gallery section for more pictures and videos. Also check the flights section for more information about the launch. Stay tuned.

Brand new website!

This website will the placeholder for all our activities concerning High Altitude Ballooning. Feel free to bookmark and explore it, we will post updates soon…