HNY 2014

It’s been a fantastic year for me. I’ve ‘discovered’ a great new facet to my hobby of Amateur Radio in High Altitude Ballooning. I’ve had lots of fun and made many new friends. One of the many highlights was my visit to Youlbury in Oxford for my very first launch. Although it didn’t really go as planned, it was a lot of fun. I’m hoping to have a bit more success at 2014’s JOTA event. Perhaps the weather will be kinder? (Fingers crossed).

Another great event was the UKHAS Conference held in October. It was great to put many faces to names and to fill in some gaps in my HAB knowledge. Having ‘met’ more HAB enthusiasts online, I look forward to the next conference in 2014.

As for ProjectHAB, All the components have arrived for VAYU-NTX v1.04 and I’ll be constructing it soon whilst documenting the process. There is another project in the wings waiting to be developed, once VAYU-NTX v1.04 is finished. I’m also preparing for a talk that I will be delivering at my local Amateur Radio Club The North Kent Radio Society where I am chairman.

It only remains for me to wish all my friends, new and old, and anyone who reads this


Steve Smith

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