University of North Dakota High Altitude Balloon Project

Scientific ballooning on the northern plains


Last updated: November 2, 2007

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Our payloads transmit on frequencies of 145.600 MHz, and 144.390 MHz, FM. Audio tones for tracking and APRS packets for location (145.600 MHz), or APRS packets alone (144.390 MHz).

"The calm Philosopher in Ether sails,
Views broader stars and breathes in purer gales;
Sees like a map in many a waving line,
Round earth's blue plains her lucid waters shine;
Sees at his feet the forky lightnings glow
And hear innocuous Thunders roar below."

Eramus Darwin, 'The Loves of the Plants'

(The botanist Erasmus Darwin is Charles Darwin's Grandfather)