Paper Aircraft Released Into Space

Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS)

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS)team yesterday officially welcomed aboard radio man Steve Daniels (callsign G6UIM), who’s put together some tasty kit for the project and will beĀ  in-the-field radio operator when launch day arrives.

Steve’s been building computers since 1979, when he assembled his first UK101 while still at school.

Following an apprenticeship and B-Tec in Electronics, Steve worked on TWT (Travelling Wave Tubes) high power microwave amps, and following his conversion to the world of amateur radio in 1983, started running a radio linked BBS packet system, which he describes as “sort of amateur radio internet, before the internet was publicly available”.

For the last month he’s been slaving over the PARIS main payload radio beacon and Vulture 1 GPS board.

ReadĀ  more about the PARIS project on the register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/21/paris_radio_kit/

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