Foundation Exam Success at UKHAS Conference

Attendees at the UKHAS Conference 2013 - Image credit Anthony Stirk M0UPU

Attendees at the UKHAS Conference 2013 – Image credit Anthony Stirk M0UPU

The UK High Altitude Society (UKHAS) conference took place at the University of Greenwich, London on Saturday, September 7.

The conference attracted those interested in learning about building and flying High Altitude Balloons or in tracking their 434 MHz signals.

The Successful Foundation Candidates UKHAS 2013 - Image credit Anthony Stirk M0UPU

The Successful Foundation Candidates UKHAS 2013 – Image credit Anthony Stirk M0UPU

The first conference was held in 2011 and has grown steady in size and scope each successive year. This year there was the opportunity for participants to take the assessments and exam for the amateur radio Foundation licence. Six people took advantage of this opportunity and all are reported to have passed.

There was an impressive line-up of speakers and among the presentations was one on Narrow Band TV (NBTV) given by Phil Heron 2I0VIM.

Ed Moore M0TEK ran a GPS workshop in the afternoon.

Special thanks should go to the volunteers from the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) who provided live web streaming of the presentations and have now made the videos available for all to see on their website at http://www.batc.tv/channel.php?cat=HAB+2013&ch=1

The International UKHAS 2013 Conference
http://ukhas.org.uk/general:ukhasconference2013