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     * read up on some of the [[frontpage:​projects|projects]]     * read up on some of the [[frontpage:​projects|projects]]
     * join the [[http://​groups.google.com/​group/​ukhas|UKHAS mailing list]]     * join the [[http://​groups.google.com/​group/​ukhas|UKHAS mailing list]]
-    * get on to #​highaltitude on irc.freenode.net+    * get on to [[https://​web.libera.chat/​#​highaltitude|#​highaltitude]] ​on libera.chat
     * Feel free to ask questions, if people don't know they'​ll know where to find the answer.     * Feel free to ask questions, if people don't know they'​ll know where to find the answer.
     * Come along to a launch - best ask first if you can come, nearly always the answer will be yes, be prepared to be roped in - need all the help we can get!     * Come along to a launch - best ask first if you can come, nearly always the answer will be yes, be prepared to be roped in - need all the help we can get!
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   * Throughout the flight the GPS module in the payload box is providing information on its position, this information is passed through a microcontroller which reads the info and converts it into another protocol and in most payloads transmits the data over a radio link to the ground station. As a backup sometimes there is also a mobile phone which sends the data as a SMS as well (however this will only work near to the ground as mobile phones don't get signal at high altitudes).   * Throughout the flight the GPS module in the payload box is providing information on its position, this information is passed through a microcontroller which reads the info and converts it into another protocol and in most payloads transmits the data over a radio link to the ground station. As a backup sometimes there is also a mobile phone which sends the data as a SMS as well (however this will only work near to the ground as mobile phones don't get signal at high altitudes).
   * Therefore if you want to fly a HAB mission you need to construct a payload box with a tracking device (e.g. GPS module, microcontoller and then a radio/​mobile phone). Additional components include for example cameras and temperature sensor. You also will need a parachute, a balloon and some helium and permission to launch.   * Therefore if you want to fly a HAB mission you need to construct a payload box with a tracking device (e.g. GPS module, microcontoller and then a radio/​mobile phone). Additional components include for example cameras and temperature sensor. You also will need a parachute, a balloon and some helium and permission to launch.
-  * Permission in the UK comes from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), For more details see [[general:​restrictions_legality]]. Two sites in the UK (both in Cambridgeshire) maintain rolling permissions to launch, please email the mailing list to get in touch if you're interested in this option.+  * Permission in the UK comes from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), For more details see [[general:​restrictions_legality]]. ​
   * Getting a system that works is harder then it sounds, HAB payloads are difficult to test in advance so there is a failure rate that unfortunately affects us all. The better planned a payload/​flight the less chance of something going wrong. If something doesn'​t go to plan you just need to learn from the problem, fix it and try again - its happen to us all!   * Getting a system that works is harder then it sounds, HAB payloads are difficult to test in advance so there is a failure rate that unfortunately affects us all. The better planned a payload/​flight the less chance of something going wrong. If something doesn'​t go to plan you just need to learn from the problem, fix it and try again - its happen to us all!
  
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 === General === === General ===
   * Whats the point?   * Whats the point?
-    * [[http://​www.nivnac.co.uk/​files/​HAPSD_NOVA8/​HAPS-D_pan1_half.jpg|This]] 
     * High Altitude Ballooning is a multi-skilled hobby in which you get to explore a region of the earth "Near Space" without the need for enormous budgets and national departments or agencies. It tests your abilities to plan, design and construct electronics,​ teaches you about radio theory and gps modules and then allows you to put all this to the test at an altitude of 30km, -50 deg C and less then 1% atmospheres.     * High Altitude Ballooning is a multi-skilled hobby in which you get to explore a region of the earth "Near Space" without the need for enormous budgets and national departments or agencies. It tests your abilities to plan, design and construct electronics,​ teaches you about radio theory and gps modules and then allows you to put all this to the test at an altitude of 30km, -50 deg C and less then 1% atmospheres.
     * Oh and its a lot of fun.     * Oh and its a lot of fun.
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