Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning (ARHAB)
Many near space ballooners are using HAM radio equipment to track their balloons through triangulation or APRS or data transmissions.
We can follow them very simpley at these two webpages Space Neer Us and Habitat Habhub. You cam become a part of the tracking of a filght, to do this you will need a 70cm radio set up with SSB or a funqube Dongle or similar SDR, linked to a PC you can run dl-fldigi decoding software, this will decode any message and can link you in as a station tranking the flight.
Want to know more? Look at the cool links below….
AmSat: M6EDF and Steve G0TDJ will each be launched 434 MHz balloons from Essex for Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Lots of good info about how to get started.
UK High Altitude Society great internet web-blog on getting started.
Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning "the poor mans space program"
CUSF Landing Predictor A tool to predict the flight path and landing location.