Chris Gryfenberg

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Name: Chris Gryfenberg
Date registered: June 3, 2014


HABEX Convener & sucker for punishment!

Latest posts

  1. HABEX 2019 – Flight Planned — February 19, 2018
  2. HABEX – 11 Post Mortem — May 3, 2015
  3. HABEX – 10 Post Mortem — May 3, 2015
  4. HABEX-10: Accomodation — April 16, 2015
  5. HABEX -10: Information Sheet & Payload Pics — April 16, 2015

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Dec 11

Global Space Balloon Challenge – HABEX Joins the FUN – Serious Challenge for 2015

Global Balloon Challenge   The Global Space Balloon Challenge (GSBC) is the coming together of people around the world to simultaneously fly high altitude balloons from every corner of the globe, celebrating an age where anyone can reach the edge of space for a few hundred dollars and a few weekends of work. By providing …

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This 15 minute video depicts the whole of our adventure in an excellently edited video.

Thanks to the guys of HOUSE 4 HACk for this AWESOME vid……


Jun 27

Photo Contest Winner Announced

The winner of our HABEX-09 Photo contest

Congratulations to our winner of the HABEX 09, picture contest. Shown is Michael Roodt, ZS6BHF and his teenage daughter tracking the HABEX-09 on APRS and talking via a handie talkie to other radio hams.   This picture wins because it showcases three aspects of amateur radio which we subsribe to: Portability / Mobility – IN …

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Jun 12

Assistance Needed: HABEX -09


I am urgently looking for a Pretoria based radio amateur to assist a school in participating in the HABEX-09 Flight on 14 June 2014.   Please contact H/S Langenhoven to make arrangements:   Teacher Name: Mr. Conna Dreyer – ZS6CHD Head of Department: Mr. C Cavanaugh Principal: Mr. JE Delaport   Contact Details: Tel: 012 …

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Jun 11

31 May Test Flight HABEX-08 Pictures

Jun 11

Guidelines to Radio Amateurs wishing to Launch Balloons into High Altitude in SA


Guidelines to Radio Amateurs for launching High Altitude Balloons carrying Amateur Radio Payloads   Introduction Air Space in South Africa is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and managed by the Central Aviation Monitoring Unit (CAMU).   The Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) are responsible for the efficient running of South Africa‚Äôs airspace …

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Jun 05 2014

HABEX-09 set for 14 June 2014

On 31 May the HABEX and HAG team performed a final test for the HABEX-09 flight targeted for 14 June 2014   Tests concluded positive and a number of shortcomings were identified. These issues will be rectified for the flight on 14 June 2014. Radio Amateur Operators are requested to call their local schools and …

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