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On 12 December Forrest Hill School launched a Teddybear and a science package attached to a weather balloon into the stratosphere. After reaching a height of 33.4 km the teddy and his payload returned to earth by parachute. North Shore Radio Club members assisted the project by providing the radio tracking and telemetry receiving systems.

This is the story of Teddy's mission.

Some handy links for local information

A sampling of introductory and exploratory videos about amateur radio around the world.

What's a ham licence and why do I need one?

There's no such thing as a ham licence: The amateur spectrum is licensed on behalf all New Zealanders by the government. There are regulations that specifically set aside bands of frequency for amateur use. The government grants certificate holders the right to use these frequencies as long as they abide by the rules.

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