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High Altitude Balloon Gear

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On this page you will find links to suppliers of basic high altitude ballooning equipment.


HAB Supplies List - Manitoba Association of Physics Teachers (MAPT)


Weather Balloons

Hoskin Scientific is a Canadian supplier. Kaymont in New York is recommended for Americans. 



RocketMan and Spherachute produce parachutes specifically for HABs.


APRS Tracking Transmitters

(You must be a certified radio amateur to use an APRS beacon.)


habsupplies Habduino


Habitat Tracking (UK/Europe)

Introduction to Habitat

UKHAS Beginners Guide to Tracking (fl-digi)


GPS Receivers

"COCOM Limits" The limit placed on GPS devices that disable tracking when the unit is moving faster than 1,000 knots at an altitude higher than 60,000 feet. SHARP has verified that the following GPS receivers work above 60,000 feet:


1) Garmin GPS 18x OEM (attached to SHARP's Byonics APRS Tracker)

2) Byonics GPS4 (Maples Collegiate flew this unit to 106,000 feet)

3) Adafruit Ultimate GPS Logger Shield (On SHARP's Payload Cut Down or Flight Termination Circuit)

4) habsupplies (Anthony Stirk)



Mobius ActionCam

Keychain 808 #16

GoPro Hero

Canon Point and Shoot Hacks


Inflation Kit

High Altitude Science 


Kite Line

Braided Dacron





Tip Top Electronics


Amateur Radio

Prairie Mobile Communications

Micro-HighTech Communications


Durham Radio

Baofeng UV-5R


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