AVA is a high altitude balloon platform designed by Anthony Stirk (M0UPU).

AVA’s “flight computers” are AVR based microcontrollers using Ublox MAX6 GPS modules , software developed in Arduino environment.

I run HAB Supplies a shop for electronic components for use in HAB and other activities and when I get time I’m the Technical Director of Nevis Computers in West Yorkshire.


  1. Hello folks.
    Nice piece of work.
    When will be the “blastoff” of the ballon
    And by the way where are you from?

    Kindly regards from Brazil,

    Renato L. Garzillo

  2. I have a friend im building some electronic rocket stuff for, i was wondering if i could get your eagle file for the breakout board of the ism300F2-c5.1-v0004 . Thanks in advance!

  3. James Duncan

    Where can I find an update on the
    Arduino based Yaesu Rotator Controller
    are these boards still available

  4. Hi James,

    Sorry I missed this comment. The boards are still available just click the link at the top of this page : http://ava.upuaut.net/?p=372

  5. James Kreitner

    Re: Not quite 5 minute guide to making an NTP Server:

    Working on this build atm, had a difficult time finding Jessie June 21 2017, finally found it- RaspberryPi.org, although there are no obvious links to it on their website, so I thought I’d pass this along in case you want to add it to your article. The NOOBS version has Jessie Lite installaton option, the other link is full-blown Jessie. The archive folders are a couple of days later than the actual release dates but full blown version has actual release date and NOOBS is couple of days later due to time taken to create the package. Links, below, thanks for the great article, I was linked to it from David J Taylor’s great website, http://www.satsignal.eu/.


    All images:

    Raspbian Jessie Image June 21 2017:

    All NOOBS images:

    NOOBS for Jessie June 21 2017:

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