Project Horus is a high altitude balloon project based out of Adelaide, South Australia. The group has been launching balloons into the region of the atmosphere known as "near space" for over 2 years now. The latest launch was Horus 23, conducted on Sunday April 15th 2012.
The aim of this flight was to fly some amateur radio oriented payloads, including an FM Voice repeater (438.9MHz FM Uplink, 144.65MHz FM Downlink) as well as several telemetry beacons (APRS AX.25 Packet Radio on 145.175, RTTY 300 Baud on 434.075 (25mW) and a bi-directional command system flown also on 70cm. The flight was timed to coincide with the Wireless Institute of Australia's National Radio Field Day event.
44 stations from across South Australia and Victoria accessed the system and made contact with the Amateur Radio Experimenter Group's club callsign VK5ARG.
The next radio repeater flight is scheduled for the last weekend in May, this time to be launched from Mildura, Victoria. This should be very interesting as we expect to have coverage of Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney simultaneously during the flight.
This film was shot with a Panasonic GH-2 DSLR and a 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 lens
Additional footage was from an iPhone4S
Additional stills footage was from a Nikon D800