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  • High Altitude Balloon launch meeting March 7 and 8

    Ankeny School’s Ham Radio Club High Altitude Balloon Launch

    WHEN/WHERE: March 7 at 3:45. March 8 at 8:15 in room 1410

    WHO: All interested students

    WHAT: Orientation Meeting for AC0HS High Altitude Balloon Launch Project

    Contact Mr. Miller in room 1410 at Centennial HS ( for more information

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  • Activities

    The club focuses on two main activities during the school year: the fall and spring School Club Roundup (SCR). The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors the SCR. School clubs from across the country compete against one another to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible. In addition to the SCR, students are encouraged to experiment with different radio communication modes- Morse code, digital computer signals, voice, and others. Future activities include a high altittude balloon launch in which we'll launch a balloon with a payload (GPS, radio transceiver, temperature sensor) to over 80,000 feet and recover it!


    Please contact the faculty sponsor Mike Miller at for more information.

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