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Team Ballooino
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club e. V. (DARC) Ortsverband Eitorf G54 - Eitorf, Germany
Flew 2015

Team Description

We are a group of amateur radio enthusiasts located 25 km east from Bonn. In 2013 and 2014 we accomplished 3 balloon missions. Two of them started as school projects.

Plan for launch

"Ballooino" is an artificial word made from "Balloon" and "Arduino". The payload (APRS and telemetry) will be based on the popular Arduino microcontroller boards. Another challenge is that the gross weight of the complete setup (payload + balloon + parachute) must not exceed 500 grams. This will keep the cost low for balloon an helium and will meet simplified regulations.

Why did you join?

We want to share experiences, ideas and have more fun within the community.

Team Website:

Team Launch Date: 04/11/2015

Team Members

  • Werner Dreckmann DH4KAV
  • Thomas Sterk DH1TS